I'm not sure if this is actually Steve Nieve of Elvis Costello and the Attractions fame, or someone entirely different. The surname of the Steve in Costello's band was spelled Nieve not Naive as it is here. Man, this is really bugging me, so if anyone can clarify, please do. This album is virtually devoid of Nieve's instrument of choice (keyboard), it doesn't sound particularly Costello-ish, nor are there any words of gratitude to Elvis (or anyone in the Attractions) in the liner notes...yet still, I'd find it hard to believe there were two Steve Naive's/Neive's running around at the same time. This is a decent pop/rock disk with some tasty saxophone licks on occasion, but as stated above few would make the connection between EC and the boys, or any of their like-minded contemporaries either. One final clue I can offer - this Steve Naive was apparently based in L.A., while the Costello collaborator or almost the same name was a native of England. It's gotta be the same guy, right? I swear, I feel like such an amateur at times when it comes to this stuff. Enjoy (or not).
01. Come to America
02. Hurts to be Alone
05. Love's Being Wasted
07. Funny How You Fall (Vamoose!)
08. Hard Way to Go