Archive | May 13, 2019

Certain Songs #1536: Peter Case – “Steel Strings (Acoustic)”

Album: Selections From Peter Case EP.
Year: 1986.


There was definitely some anticipation for the solo debut of Plimsouls frontman Peter Case, so when Geffen put out an advance promotional EP, it got a lot of airplay on KFSR, especially the two lead tracks of the EP — which were also the lead tracks on the eventual album — “Echo Wars” and “Steel Strings.”

Both songs emphasized Case’s new direction. Moving away from the power pop that defined The Plimsouls, these songs were full of acoustic instruments, off-beat percussion and Case’s pure, clear voice.