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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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  2.   I've Got You Under My Skin
  3.   The Face with Which You Leave
  4.   Scotch & Soda
  5.   Kinks on Vinyl
  6.   Pop Star Shine
  7.   You Make Me Smile as Big as I Can
  8.   Hesitation Street
  9.   Someone Like You
  10.   Puttin on the Ritz
  11.   Make It Rain
  12.   Beloved
  13.   Great Expectations
  14.   Mother Teresa
  15.   Goodbye Oblivion
  16.   Target Practice
  17.   Jackie
  18.   The Port of Amsterdam
  19.   Cartoon Safe
  20.   Glory
  21.   Cuban Heel Boots
  22.   Damage Us, Glamorous
  23.   Tina Finds the Silences
  24.   Winter Light
  25.   (It's) Only for a While
  26.   Believe
  27.   It's De-Lovely
  28.   Kiss This
  29.   Seek and Hide
  30.   If You Go Away
  31.   Begin the Beguine
  32.   Shy
  33.   When You're Gone
  34.   Reach Out
  35.   Peeping Tom
  36.   Beverly Park
  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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