"Camouflage of Righteousness (Edit)" - Little Steven

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Background Information

During a break from U2 in 1994, Adam Clayton would join with Little Steven (member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) to work on an album. The album, written arranged and produced by Little Steven was initially developed in 1989 and 1990, but remained unrecorded until 1994. Even then, Little Steven having been dropped from his record label struggled to find a record company which would release the album. The album would be listed in the 1996 edition of “Into the Heart” by Niall Stokes under the solo discography listing for Adam Clayton with a date of 1994. Little Steven put the album on the back burner until he was able to establish Renegade Nation, a company that would assist artists in taking control of their own career. The first release though Renegade Records was Little Steven’s “Born Again Savage” in November of 1999. Sales of “Born Again Savage” was done through Little Steven’s website, related sites, as well as mail order, and was not made commercially available in stores. Adam Clayton performs on all of the album tracks. In the liner notes, Little Steven says: ““Thank you Adam Clayton. Your bass is the anchor of this record and your friendship and encouragement got this whole thing started.”

An edit of the track “Camouflage of Righteousness” was made available on mp3.com starting on September 22, 1999. This site had been launched as an online music magazine at the time. That edit was 4:36 in length vs the 5:01 album version. That edited version is no longer available at that address. The mp3 was released at a Bit Rate of 128 kbps, and was released without any embedded cover artwork. The original file was made available at http://mp3.com/LittleSteven, and the mp3 lists this address in the Comments field. The file was made available for download for one week only. The mp3.com website was a mp3 digital magazine which published articles about software, digital media players, and provided an artist spotlight area. “Camouflage of Righteousness” was featured as a download on the front page of the site in September 1999 as part of the promotion for the release of “Born Again Savage” which would follow in November.

Also available through the mp3.com website was a DAM (Digital Automatic Music), which contained further edits of songs from the album.

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