Dirk Steffens – The Seventh Step (1976 tremendous germany hard rock, Second Battle reissue – FLAC)


Saudações a todos; eu sempre achei muito interessante descobrir novos álbuns, e consequentemente novas bandas e artistas, através de alguma banda que eu já conheça ou já conhecesse, e funcionaria da seguinte forma, por exemplo eu conheço o Uriah Heep, então um dos seus membros lança um álbum fora da banda Uriah Heep, peguemos o Ken Hensley (como tantas vezes fez!); posso citar aqui um fantástico álbum apenas para exemplificar, que seria "Weed - Weed (1971); e obviamente existem outras dezenas, e dezenas de exemplos. E sempre é mais legal descobrir grandes bandas e álbuns, e lógico que eles vêm sempre acompanhados pela "obscuridade", o quê os tornam mais atrativos ainda!

E porquê eu estou falando isso?; porque o álbum que estou a postar aqui é de um cara não tão conhecido, que fez parte de uma banda que embora fosse obscura, era um pouco mais conhecida e que se chamava "Birth Control". E foi justamente através do Birth Control que eu fiquei sabendo da existência desse fantástico álbum de hard rock, lançado no ano de 1976, pelo seu ex membro "Dirk Steffens"; e até dentro do que eu falei acima, outro instrumentista que faz parte do "The Seventh Step", o baixista e vocalista "Ian Cussick" fez parte do "Lucifer's Friend". Interessante não?!; desfrutem esse brilhante álbum!


Dirk Steffens (born May 20, 1950) is a German musician, audio engineer, and record producer.
Steffens studied guitar and piano at the Hamburg Conservatory As well, he played in the group Beathovens between 1969 and 1971. 
In 1971, he began his own group Pennywonder, which also consisted of Thomas Kuckuck, Jurgen Ehlert, and Enrico Lombardi. 
In July, 1973, he joined the group Birth Control, and for family concerns, he left the group in Jan. of 1974. He then worked as a guitar instructor and studio musician. In the fall of 1975, Dirk Steffens began work on his first solo album, “The Seventh Step”,in which he played guitar, and with help from musician Ian Cussick from Scotland,who was a member of “Lucifer’s Friend” for a short time, and musician “Rolf Köhler” who was from “Hamburg”and part of the group To Be. 
“The Seventh Step” was finished and released in 1976 by Nova, and a second solo album entitled “Tollhouse” was completed and released by Nova in 1978, also with Dirk Steffens on guitar, and featuring Cussick and Kohler, as well as guest guitarist Peter Wiehe. A lot of both solo record’s song titles were referring to personal things from Steffens’ own life.
The Seventh Step was first solo album of ex-BIRTH CONTROL guitarist. Fantastic collection of both powerful and melodious songs with competent instrumentation.






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  1. Great stuff from great period of rock.Thank you...

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  2. Dirk Steffens was a while guitarist of Birth Control. They were actually in the true sense more of a krautrock band. Well … Dirk left the Birth Control and started to record her solo debut in 1975.
    The plate was finished in 1976 and was released on the German label Nova. A music, I was totally floored on knees,is pretty pure hard rock mixed with hard rock of model -76. Light touch of in the dullest tracks, severe form of rocking and swinging on the best songs of both powerful and melodious with competent instrumentation Only 1500 copies of this CD was re-released and is therefore most rare indeed….Nel,Thanks for sharing!

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