Episode 218: Pete Steinkopf

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Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf came by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowtiz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss how the Souls have managed to span almost three decades and still remain not only relevant but beloved by countless fans and peers. Along the way we discuss the way Asbury Park has changed, what it was like touring in a box-truck and riding motorcycles. We also discuss how Steinkopf now has his own studio where he records up-and-coming bands, what it was like playing guitar solos for Hot Water Music and his old East Village haunts like the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, (immortalized in the Bouncing Souls song of the same name). Oh, we also discuss the Souls’ tenth studio album “Simplicity” which comes out this week. “The whole thing about this record is that we wanted to get back to the live setting so we did it all live takes,” Steinkopf explains when asked how the band approached their latest release. Young bands take note, you could learn a few things from The Pete.

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