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Long Before Day is the new full length LP on Wild Honey Records from Deniz Tek, co-founder and chief songwriter of the Australian iconic band Radio Birdman and prolific solo artist.
The new album features Deniz’s vocals and signature guitar playing, complemented and interlaced with the guitar work of Anne Tek. The hard driving rhythm engine of veteran Bob Brown on bass and Keith Streng (from The Fleshtones) on drums provide a rock steady foundation, with “roll” included.
The twelve all new and original songs cover a wide spectrum of tempo and emotion. Taking One For The Team evokes Exile period Stones. Truck and Roll channels Chuck Berry. Speak of Ice is an introspective dreamscape inspired by fourteenth century Persian poetry and Howlin’ Wolf. Ain’t Gonna (Stand for That) is a revolutionary anthem. Where is a soulful reckoning that the hour is late.
Recorded on tape, Long Before Day evokes vintage sonic values. Old-school recording techniques bring spontaneity and a genuine live feel to the sessions.
Long Before Day will certainly satisfy diehard fans of Deniz’s guitar work, but also extends the art form in new and unexpected directions. It will find many new listeners among those who care for uncompromising authenticity.
1. Taking One for the Team
2. Ballad of Chief Joseph
3. Speak of Ice
5. 1984 Again
6. Long Before Day
7. Truck & Roll
8. Rear View Mirror
9. Close to You
10. Mother Earth
11. Ain't Gonna (Stand for That)