Review by Jim Allford
PA Music Scene.com
STEVE BROSKY-ANTHOLOGY UN-DONE consists of 5 CD’s by Steve, which are: HEY NOW; CHRONICLES; LIMESTONE & JAMES; TROUBLE & ANY MINUTE NOW.
Steve Brosky is a huge music ion in the Lehigh Valley and all his years of music shines through it all. People might remember the days of Steve walking around the Parkway in the Robin Hood Dell strumming his guitar and singing. Steve is a true gem in the rough and he knows what he wanted and how to get it. Steve can play every kind of music you can think of and he does it well. Enough about Steve… let’s talk music.
The CD’s were produced by the following: Dan McKinney [Seminal St. Records]; Wayne Becker & Mike Krisuka & Steve Brosky [Bummer Tent Records]. The title song “ANY MINUTE NOW” is very catchy and has all the right hooks where they belong and the story is great to it. “TOO TOO HOT” is also a stand out on the cd. On CHRONICLES the song “IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD” is definitely a stand out about what the area is really about… true Allentown, Pa to a “T”! The song “LICENSE PLATES” is a poke at the jail system and what it could be like….in a reggae type of theme.
“TROUBLE” is another gem among the 5 CD’s…the bluesy, “SHADE OF BLU’ N’ OTIS 2″ takes you on a journey of the bayou and relaxing in the juke joints and time for another round. “THE CAMEO” song was taking from the club in A-town with alot of name artists/bands that played there and Steve tells the story as it really was… the Hammond B-3 makes the song stand out like no other.
LIMESTONE & JAMES covers alot of music genres….and it’s done well. “FISTICUFFS” is like a dose of Low Sparks of High Heels Boys…..simple, but yet great. “JULIETTE” is a poppy song which will linger in your head for quite awhile. The classic HEY NOW CD is what Steve first got noted for in A-town. This was Steve’s answer to Billy Joel’s “ALLENTOWN” and the song bought Steve alot of well deserved attention. The song will definitely have you singing along with it no matter your age. A true classic by the man himself. ”DUTCH MOTEL” is a rock song with touches of the ’80′s in it… Debbie Harry would be proud to hear this one.
I’d also like to mention a special thanks to all the musicians in the area that played on Steve’s CD… there are too many to mention. Great job by all of you. Whenever you are in the area, make sure to check out Steve Brosky… he will not disappoint you at all.
On a personal note: I would like to thank Steve for giving me the chance to play my harp on quite a few of his gigs through the years. Hats off to you my friend… never change.
Now I hope everyone will go out to get these CDs and enjoy the ride it takes you on.