Steadman [allmusic bio] was a fabulous British pop group. Pop god Paul MaCartney dug them, too. Group member Simon writes:
Steadman was a breaking act on the once great Elektra records until [the record label] folded. Paul McCartney himself was such a fan that he came to a show and sang with me. He also HAND-wrote a letter saying so.
Despite what the record labels make us think, musicians (even those on major labels) just want to get their music out there. They want to be paid enough to make a living so they can make music instead of getting a job at the grocery store. But more than anything they want to get their music out there to the world.
So - as of today, you can download all Steadman music for free at our website, www.steadmanband.com All of it. No catch!! There are over 130 downloads at our site including our self produced (with the help of Eric Faulkner from the Bay City Rollers) debut album "Loser Friendly" which was recorded in a pig shed for about $1500 but easily sounds like it cost $2000.
We are also giving away our Elektra album REVIVE which cost significantly more to record but it wasn't our money so we don't care. I also don't care what a defunct corporation says - this is my music and I want people to hear it!
Revive was produced by Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider from the band Eleven. They are currently performing in the band Queens of the Stone Age.