STEVE HUNTER

Main Photo By Mark Maryanovich

Glidepath (Live Version From 'Tone Poems Live))

The Idler (Live Version - Night Of The Guitars)

Glidepath (Album Version)

The Idler (Album Version)

Hidden Portrait (Album Version)

'The Deacon' was Steve Hunter's second solo album. It was released in 1989.


Steve was living in Hollywood, CA and was finding it hard to get work. His blues based style was not the flavor of the month anymore. Glam Rock was in and the phone was not ringing. He had seen an article in the LA Weekly, Miles Copeland was looking for guitar players from the 70's for a new label called Guitar Speak. He sent over a cassette to Miles who liked what he heard and and Steve was invited to a meeting.


​Miles had a formidable reputation but Steve and he hit it off well and Steve always found him to be very encouraging albeit very direct.

He said he liked what he had heard, it was the sort of thing he was looking for which was melodic instrumental guitar based music. He asked Steve if he had enough tunes for an album and Steve said yes, which was not quite the truth although he suspects that Miles knew that all along. In fact Steve had just the one tune and hoped he could come up with the rest. 


He had a week to write the rest of the album and always maintains that the pressure of having to come up with another nine or so tracks in such a short time, gave him the impetus to be very creative. ​


​This album is out of print but can be found on Amazon and Ebay

The Deacon

Tracklist

The Idler
Bass Guitar – Jim Johnson
Drums – Jack White 
Written-By – Steve Hunter

Black Cat Moan
Bass Guitar – Jim Johnson*
Drums – Bruce Gary
Written-By – Steve Hunter

Glidepath
Bass Guitar, Bass Guitar [Fretless] – Jim Johnson
Drums – Jack White 
​Written-By – Steve Hunter

Hidden Portrait
Bass Guitar, Bass Guitar [Fretless] – Jim Johnson
Drums – Jack White
Written-By – Steve Hunter

The Old Man In The Boat
Written-By – Steve Hunter

Ghost Riders
Bass Guitar – Jim Johnson
Drums – Jack White 
Written-By – Stan Jones

Koza
Written-By – Steve Hunter

Road To Jakarta
Bass Guitar [Fretless] – Jim Johnson
Drums – Bruce Gary
Written-By – Steve Hunter


Pig Jam (Op # 2 In E Major)
Bass Guitar – Jim Johnson*
Drums – Bruce Gary
Written-By – Gary*, Johnson*, Steve Hunter

The Surge
Bass Guitar [Fretless] – Jim Johnson*
Drums – Bruce Gary
Written-By – Steve Hunter

Credits
Art Direction, Design – The Leisure Process
Bass Guitar [Alembic Fretted & 5 Strings Basses] – Jim Johnson*
Drums [Gretch], Cymbal [Paiste] – Bruce Gary
Engineer [2nd] – Mike Scott (5)
Mastered By – Bob Hata*
Photography By [Collage] – K. Dionne Eskelin*
Photography By [Cover] – The Douglas Brothers
Photography By [Portrait] – Jennifer Grace

Producer, Guitar [Plays Primarly], Guitar [Mongrel], Synthesizer, Drum Programming [Linn] – Steve Hunter

Recorded By, Mixed By – Paul Brown
Mastered at Amigo Studio

Illegal Records ‎– ILP 031
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Illegal Records
Copyright – Illegal Records
Country:  UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock