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Steve Barton

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Steve Barton (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) is best known as one of the singer/songwriters for the '80s new wave band Translator. However, Barton actually began his musical career in 1967; it's just that hardly anybody heard it. At the age of 12, Barton recorded a song for Sidewalk Records called "Lost" with his band the Present Tense; however, the guitar player's father refused to sign the contract, and the track wasn't released until more than three decades later, appearing as a hidden bonus track on Barton's solo debut, The Boy Who Rode His Bike Around the World. Influenced by the breathless energy and raw anger of punk rock as well as the sublime melodism of the Beatles, Barton formed Translator in 1979 with Robert Darlington (guitar), Larry Dekker (bass), and Dave Scheff (drums). Although Translator only had one commercial hit, "Everywhere That I'm Not," the group's devout cult following on college radio stations rewarded all four of their '80s albums with substantial left-of-the-dial airplay. After the release of Evening of the Harvest in 1986, Barton found himself without a band. Troubled by the breakup, Barton ceased recording for several years. In 1999, Barton released his first solo album, The Boy Who Rode His Bike Around the World. ~ Michael Sutton
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Steve Barton

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  2.   Begin the Beguine
  3.   Beloved
  4.   Hesitation Street
  5.   Great Expectations
  6.   Kinks on Vinyl
  7.   Someone Like You
  8.   Jackie
  9.   Cartoon Safe
  10.   The Port of Amsterdam
  11.   Puttin on the Ritz
  12.   Beverly Park
  13.   Cuban Heel Boots
  14.   Scotch & Soda
  15.   Target Practice
  16.   Tina Finds the Silences
  17.   Peeping Tom
  18.   Glory
  19.   Shy
  20.   (It's) Only for a While
  21.   Believe
  22.   Kiss This
  23.   Damage Us, Glamorous
  24.   Mother Teresa
  25.   Pop Star Shine
  26.   If You Go Away
  27.   When You're Gone
  28.   You Make Me Smile as Big as I Can
  29.   Reach Out
  30.   I've Got You Under My Skin
  31.   It's De-Lovely
  32.   Seek and Hide
  33.   Winter Light
  34.   Make It Rain
  35.   Goodbye Oblivion
  36.   The Face with Which You Leave
  37.   Drawn to You
  38.   Undertow
  39.   I Tried to Believe in You
  40.   Trapeze in Blue
  41.   Throwing Dynamite at the Sun
  42.   This Dim Light
  43.   Panic Picnic
  44.   I Want to Go to Hell With You
  45.   Hibernation
  46.   The Boy Who Rode His Bike Around the World
  47.   Red
  48.   Lost
  49.   She's Leaving Home
  50.   Monument
  51.   Yours to Lose
  52.   Narcolepsy
  53.   Hold a Shadow Down
  54.   Bertha Jane
  55.   What Treasures I May Find
  56.   Maps and Bridges
  57.   Thrill
  58.   End Credits
  59.   Under a Broken Sky
  60.   We Can Only Win
  61.   Night and Day

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