Compromised, the latest album from Steve Forbert, hits virtual and physical shelves tomorrow, and the singer/songwriter gave Paste an early glimpse of the recording. Produced by John Simon, who last produced a Forbert album in 1979 (Jackrabbit Slim), Compromised features his regular touring band of Kami Lyle (keys and trumpet), Joey Spampinato (bass), Tad Price (guitar), and Lou Cataldo (drums). Watch Forbert recording "A Big Comeuppance" in the player above. The Mississippi-born Forbert had this to say about the track:
"A BIG COMEUPPANCE" is the second song on my new Compromised CD. Lots
of us guys are familiar with the jarring experience of getting a well-deserved verbal hornet's nest right in the face. I've been through it a time or two. Does Donald Trump
ever reel from such a thing? Songwriters Gilbert and Sullivan would have used a word like "comeuppance" without hesitation. Will radio programmers add the song? We got a good groove going on it! Kami Lyle played trumpet and that's Robby Kondor's piano overdub bouncing around the rhythm. She's outstanding throughout and he hasn't lost any of his finesse since our days recording ALIVE ON ARRIVAL! This 'video' captured our basic, live on the floor, tracking session and even a keeper vocal. That's Kami, Joey Spampinato and Tad Price with me. You can't see drummer Lou Cataldo in his isolation booth, but you can glimpse producer John Simon guiding us through the arrangement."
Editor's note: For lots more Steve Forbert video on the Paste Cloud (like "The Oil Song" from a 1979 show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, N.J., below), go here.