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Dire Con by Dire Con

Dire Con
Dire Con
2012

“Cocaine”
“Pills”
“Miss Patty”
“Empty Room”
“Wasted Youth”

Written and performed by Hamilton Ellis and Dire Con
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby

Hamilton Ellis – vocals, guitar
Adam May – guitar
Patrick Fulwood – bass
James Flores – drums

Artwork by James Flores

Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN.

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Pilot Light Rehearsal for 3.23.2012 – Never Sorry [Arrison Kirby, R.J. Hill, Dane Hill & Jay Allen]

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“Archway”
“New Don”
“Starve it Out and Never Go Hungry”
“Silver and Gold”
“The Fingerwag”
“Train to Nagano”
“Rachel and Dee Dee”
“Moments”
“Randy Scouse Git” (the Monkees)

It’s been a minute, but this is the Never Sorry rehearsal for our show that occurred at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN on March 23rd, 2012.  It’s actually a selection of takes from three different sets that occurred between two sessions on March 21st and 22nd.  Most of these songs had never been played live or even put up on the website from former sessions.

A lot of punk and rock opera type influences seem to seep through here.  We were very fortunate to have Jay Allen joining us on drums for this one.  It’s also very likely this session may get remixed, remastered and formally released as a proper album at some point in the future of the El Deth discography.

A good handful of this material is but a small portion of the cathartic discharge of a highly sadistic, disturbing, romantic relationship that dominated my 2011.  A lot of the sour blood spillage from that relationship ended up splattering on to some of my deeper friendships.  That aspect is where “Silver and Gold” comes from.  “Rachel and Dee Dee” is also about two friends of mine taking issue with some aspect of our friendship, but it was written back in 2010.

“Train to Nagano” reaches back to my solo album, Part 3.  Though strangely, Dane began playing this progression at one rehearsal, without ever having heard the previously published version.  On the playback, I realized it was the exact same song.  So here it is with the full band treatment.

The closing track, “Randy Scouse Git” is a cover of a Monkees song.  We had this in the works when Davey Jones died, making it particularly, but sadly, suitable for the set.  As far as songs from that era go, this one is pretty forward thinking.

Arrison Kirby – vocals, guitar, keys
RJ. Hill –  vocals, omnichord
Dane Hill – bass, vocals
Jay Allen – drums