Archive for Steve Earle

Cover Me: Mark Bacino’s Queens English

Posted in Cover Me, Features, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/20/2010 by kurtorzeck

In the latest installment of “Cover Me,” power-pop prince Mark Bacino re-envisions his latest album, Queens English (DreamCrush/ Redeye), which dropped earlier this summer on Amazon and iTunes. In addition to granting the Bad Penny a downloadable MP3 (scroll to the bottom of the post), he wonders what the songs would sound like if they were performed by Steve Earle, Jeff Tweedy, even Archie & Edith Bunker – and seals it all with a Kiss. Continue reading

Steve Earle: ‘It’s Very Dangerous To Be Ignorant Of Islam’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , on 09/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

Amid the increasingly incendiary debate over Islam in America, here’s a look back at a related interview I conducted with Steve Earle in 2004. In the article, now online for the first time, he admitted his previous ignorance about the religion and stressed the importance of understanding it, particularly in the wake of 9/11. He also criticized then-President George W. Bush – but admitted that Condoleeza Rice was “kinda hot.” Continue reading