Company Of Wolves – Play With Fire – New Single 2017
Company of Wolves formed in 1988 by Kyf Brewer – singer/songwriter, Steve Conte – guitar/singer/songwriter, John Conte – bass/singer/songwriter, and Frankie LaRocka – drums.
By 1989, the band had garnered interest from many major labels and after a stunning NYC performance, were signed to highest bidder Mercury/Polygram. Company of Wolves’ eponymous debut was released in January of 1990 to rave reviews by standards of the industry like Rolling Stone and Album Network. The Wolves toured extensively the first year, recording a second album in 1991, which the label refused to release due to the then-popular insurgence of grunge music. The band subsequently released two further albums on their own, slowly dissolved, and began solo and backing careers, while always remaining close friends.
The cult popularity of Company of Wolves after the introduction of the internet sparked enough interest for the band to consider reforming for more recording and live performances, despite the untimely death of drummer Frankie LaRocka in 2005. In 2017, Company of Wolves releases its first new recording in 20 years – their version of the Rolling Stones classic, “Play With Fire”. New shows are currently in planning stages as of this report.
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Host Vicki Abelson writes:
“Recorded some weeks ago, I held on to this gem, not knowing why… until Saturday, when Chuck Berry passed. Old pal, Steve Conte, who’s got one of the greatest rock voices of all time (he was Paul Simon’s vocal stand-in for years) has played with just about everyone throughout his career, has a classic Berry story, which he shares here. Time has come today. Steve’s first road gig, was touring with Blood Sweat & Tears in the mid-80s, right around the time I began booking him on Bleecker Street in NY. From there Steve played with J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, the beforementioned Chuck Berry, toured with Billy Squier, Willy Deville, Eric Burdon, was a member of reformed New York Dolls and has shared the stage with an innumerable number of his heroes from Sam Moore, to Springsteen. Steve’s been writing for, recording and touring with former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe for the past six years, supporting Guns & Roses, The Foo Fighters and Motorhead. Steve’s solo debut, The Steve Conte NYC Album, included a tune, OK DJ, which earned him the #2 Coolest Song of the Year, behind Bruce Springsteen, on Little Steven’s Underground Garage… members of the Foo Fighters, Alice Cooper, Mott The Hoople, The Wallflowers, , Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, to name a few, joined Steve on the album. But, it’s Steve’s own “covers” album, International Cover-Up. currently enjoying much airplay on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and the opening track, “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” which was voted #5 Coolest Song Of The Year, behind The Monkees and Ian Hunter, which signals what will no doubt be the solo recognition he’s long deserved. It’s thrilling to see this day come for one of my all-time favorite rockers. It’s been a lotta years. So fun to sit down and catch up.”
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