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Kurt Baker Combo; Photo Credit: Mary Wilson
Veteran singer-songwriter Kurt Baker recently joined the roster over on Wicked Cool Records, founded by The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt, and released his third LP, In Orbit as the Kurt Baker Combo. Featuring nine original songs, plus an electrifying cover of Devo’s “Jerkin’ Back ’N’ Forth,” In Orbit is a fast-paced, high-energy ride rooted in rock’s past, yet with eyes wide open toward a brave new world of melodic rock energy. Get ready for liftoff, because Kurt Baker Combo are headed for the stars.
You might recognize the Maine native from his time in The Leftovers. After relocating to Spain, Baker pieced together his fearless four-piece, The Kurt Baker Combo, and hit the road for tours with The Offspring, Tommy Stinston, and more household names, and inevitably making his way onto Little Steven’s radar. Soon after, Baker’s high-energy rock ‘n’ roll was in regular rotation on the musician/actor’s SiriusXM program Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Baker is now unveiling his latest video, for the upbeat rocker “Baby’s Gone Bad”, and has this to say about the meaning behind the romping, retro-vibed video: “We teamed up with one of the best directors in Spain, David Iñurrieta, to produce something outta sight. His vision was that of an array of different images and ideas, based on the lyrics of the song. Your typical Girl Next Door, who actually has a bad side, comes out in the video. Meanwhile, I play your quintessential “nerd” who yearns for the love of this dangerous girl, only to find out that I’m in for way more than I asked for.”
Baker continues, “Juxtaposing this idea is another bit to introduce the Kurt Baker Combo.. as this is our first full length LP, we want the public to know who we are and how we rock! The style of this segment harks back to the days of old TV show sitcoms and commercials… much like our music, it’s retro… but modern! You’ll also see the band schmoozing around at a seedy night club, because well, we aren’t your typical boys next door either.”
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