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Deniz Tek's Discography
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Battle Of The Garages

Battle Of The Garages (1981)

1 track on 16

  • RPM
Reference : VOXX - VXS 200.006

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100 Fools (1983)

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Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Bob Weber : Drums
  • Jean-Paul Williams : Bass
Produced by Deniz Tek & Bill Holford

Recorded at ACA Recording Studios, Houston, Texas Jan '81

Reference : Citadel CIT003


Orphan Tracks (1989)

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Tracks

  1. Miss You Too Much (D. Tek)
  2. Destination Void (D. Tek)
  3. Last Chance (D. Tek)
  4. Why Tell Me (D. Tek)
  5. 100 Fools (D. Tek)
  6. R.P.M. G. Usher / M. Bordetta)
  7. Big Ride (D. Tek)
  8. A C M (D. Tek)
  9. Sweet Jane (Lou Reed)
  10. Monday Morning Gunk (D. Tek)
  11. Louie Louie (R. Berry)

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar, vocals, all instruments (7-8)
  • Angie Pepper : Vocals (1-2-3-4)
  • Art Gottschalk : Keyboards (1-2-3-4)
  • Marty Smith : Bass (1-2-3-4)
  • Tab Nesbit : Drums (1-2-3-4)
  • Otis Dickerson : Saxophone (1-2-3-4)
  • Bob Weber : Drums (5-6)
  • Jean-Paul Williams : Bass (5-6)
  • Really Red : Background vocals (6)
  • Phil "Dust" Peterson : Bass, Background vocals (9-11)
  • Craig Fuller : Drums (9-11)
Musicians on TV Jones (10) :
  • Deniz Tek : Vocals, Guitar
  • Chris Jones : Guitar
  • Gilles Van Der Werf : Bass
  • Gerry Jones : Drums
Reference : Revenge Records - MIG13 / WM330

Destination Void / Steel Beach - 7" (1990)

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Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar, vocals, all instruments
  • Angie Pepper : Vocals (1)
  • Art Gottschalk : Keyboards (1)
  • Marty Smith : Bass (1)
  • Tab Nesbit : Drums (1)
Reference : Revenge Records - SS18 / WM107 (Green Vinyl)



Good 'Nuff (1992)

Thanks Craig !!!

Tracks

  1. Is It Good Enough !
  2. Press On
  3. Hanky Panky (Barry/Greenwich)
  4. Let The Kids Dance (Mc Daniel)
  5. Pushin' The Broom

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar, Vocals
  • Chris 'Klondike' Masuak : Guitar, & extra vocals
  • Phil 'Dust' Peterson : Bass (on 1&2)
  • Scott 'Rock Action' Asheton : Drums, percussions (on 1&2)
  • Shane 'Catfish' Cooke : Bass (on 3, 4 & 5)
  • Gerard 'Sundance' Presland : Drums (on 3, 4 & 5)
  • Johnny 'Zeus' Kannis : Extra vox (on 3 & 4)
Reference : Red Eye / Polydor 863889-2

Take It To The Vertical (1992)

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Tracks

  1. Run Out The Water
  2. Dead If Looks Could Kill
  3. Where Dreams Go
  4. Steel Beach
  5. Don't Axe Me
  6. Me & Gene
  7. Is It Good Enough
  8. Torpedo Woman
  9. Those Times Are Gone
  10. Ships In

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • Chris 'Klondike' Masuak : Guitar, Keyboards, Mazaphonic tremolator
  • Phil 'Dust' Peterson : Bass
  • Scott 'Rock Action' Asheton : Drums, percussions
  • Special Guest - Angie Pepper : Vocals
Produced by Andy 'Mort' Bradley & Deniz Tek

Reference : Red Eye / Polydor REDCD29


Outside (1994)

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Tracks

  1. Blood From A stone
  2. Day To Ride
  3. Waiting
  4. Give It Up
  5. Dozen On Ice
  6. Searching
  7. Condition Black
  8. Rough Slide Drag
  9. Walking
  10. Outside
  11. Sailors Hymn

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Kent Steedman : Guitar, Ghost Drum & Didge
  • Jim Dickson : Bass
  • Nick Rieth : Drums, Percussions & Xylodrum
  • Special Guest - Angie Pepper : Vocals
  • Special Guest - Chris Masuak : Guitar
Produced by Deniz Tek, Kent Steedman & Phil Punch

Reference : Red Eye / Polydor REDCD38-521 141-2

Some CD comes with free "Insideout CD"

  1. 1968
  2. Searching (Acoustic)
  3. Rough Slide Drag (Instrumental)
  4. Outside (KaosMix)

Blood From A Stone (1995)

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Mini-CD given away with French Magazine "Abus Dangereux" Face 42 - June-Sept 95

with :
  • Ed Hall
  • Seveb Hate
  • Nick Riff
  • Bushmen
  • Vic Chesnutt


4-4 The Number Of The Beat - EP (1995)

4-4 on Munster 4-4 on Red Eye

Tracks

  1. Hondo's Dog (D.Tek)
  2. Mezozoic Cave (D. Tek)
  3. My Wall (D. Tek)
  4. Not Right (Stooges)

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Kent Steedman : Guitar
  • Jim Dickson : Bass, Harmonies
  • Nick Rieth : Drums
  • Special Guest - Chris Masuak : Additional Guitar (1)
  • Special Guest - Pip Hoyle : Keyboard (1,2,3)
  • Special Guest - Rob Younger : Guest Vocals (4)
Produced by Deniz Tek

Reference :

  • Red Eye / Polydor 851 389-2
  • Munster Records 7083 - Double 7" vinyl

Italian Tour EP '96 (1996)

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Tracks

  1. Tubular Dreams (D.Tek/K. Steedman)
  2. Lunatic At The Edge Of The World (D. Tek/K. Rieth)
  3. Without A Face (Steedman / Pasquini)
  4. Surf O.T.B (Dickson/Steedman)
  5. Shellback (D. Tek)
  6. VMO (Tek/Steedman/Rieth/Dickson)

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Kent Steedman : Guitar & vocals (3,4)
  • Jim Dickson : Bass
  • Nick Rieth : Drums
  • Special Guest - Clay Green : Percussion
  • Special Guest - Angie Pepper : Backing Vocals
Co-produced by Deniz Tek & David Weyer

Reference : DTG01


Le Bonne Route (1996)

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Tracks list

  1. Imaginary Man
  2. Lunatics at the Edge of the World
  3. Away From Here
  4. Tubular Dreams
  5. Rabbits Foot
  6. Clear Itself
  7. Salted Leeches
  8. Saucer Pilot Blues
  9. Ze Good Way
  10. Dave's Insanity
  11. VMO

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Kent Steedman : Guitar
  • Jim Dickson : Bass
  • Nick Rieth : Drums
  • Special Guest - Clay Green : Percussion
Recorded and Engineered by David Weyer at David Weyer Systems, Billings, Montana.
Produced by David Weyer, Deniz Tek and Kent Steedman.

Review and Track by Track.


Dodge Main (1996)

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Tracks list

  1. City Slang (Fred Smith)
  2. I.94 (D Tek/C Jones)
  3. Citizen of Time (Wayne Kramer)
  4. Future/Now (Rob Tyner)
  5. Fire Comin' (D Tek/P Ill)
  6. 100 Fools (Deniz Tek)
  7. The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff)
  8. Over and Over (Fred Smith)
  9. Better Than That (W Kramer/D Tek)
  10. I Got A Right (I Pop/J Williamson)

Musicians

  • Wayne Kramer: Guitar and vocals, lead vocals on 3 and 7
  • Deniz Tek: Guitar and Vocals, lead vocals on 2, 5 and 6
  • Scott Morgan : Vocals, lead vocals on 1, 4, 8, 9, 10
  • Paul Ill : Bass
  • Brock Avery : Drums and percussion

Produced by Wayne Kramer at Music Box Studio, Hollywood 1996
Reference : Alive Records - ALIVE0025

Dodge Main Reviews


Bad Road (1997)

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Tracks list

  1. Bad Road
  2. Heavy Air
  3. Workingman's Shoes
  4. Steel Beach
  5. 1968
  6. Bad Road (Acoustic)

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Kent Steedman : Guitar
  • Jim Dickson : Bass
  • Nick Rieth : Drums, Percussions, Vocals on Workingman's Shoes middle
  • Clay Green : Drums & Percussion on 1
  • Pip Hoyle : Keyboards on 2 & 3
Bad Road :
Recorded and Engineered by David Weyer at David Weyer Systems, Billings, Montana during Bonne Route sessions.
Produced by David Weyer and Deniz Tek .

Heavy Air & Workingman's Shoes :
Recorded at Electric Avenue febuary '95.
Produced by Phil Punch and Deniz Tek .

Steel Beach:
Live desk recording 1995. No further details.

1968 :
Live demo recorded at Smash Studios. Engineered by Greg Wales.

Bad Road (Acoustic) :
Recorded at David Weyer Systems, Montana during Bonne Route sessions.
Produced by David Weyer and Deniz Tek .


Equinox (1998)

Equinox

Tracks list

  1. Seven Is
  2. Agua Caliente
  3. Christmas Eve
  4. Moon
  5. Sideways Motion
  6. Billy Was A Cathar
  7. King of the Carnival
  8. Good Citizen
  9. Hit 29
  10. Shellback
  11. Tone Poem

Musicians

  • Deniz Tek : Guitar & Vocals
  • Todd Eagle : Bass
  • Clay Green : Drums
  • David Weyer : Keyboards
  • Special Guest - Angie Pepper : Vocals
Recorded and Engineered by David Weyer at David Weyer Systems, Billings, Montana.

Track by Track.

Equinox is the new Deniz Tek solo album. It is as different from the recent Le Bonne Route as that was from it's predecessors, Outside and Vertical. An album that continues a tradition of departure from past works, it is wide ranging in scope, delving into a strange world of surreal vignettes and soundscapes interspersed with many variations on Deniz' signature hard rock offerings.

Following the split of the Deniz Tek Group, new players were recruited for Equinox. Session bassist Todd Eagle, who contributed to several songs lyrically, was also encouraged by Deniz to handle lead vocals on this material. He has now become a full time member of the touring band which frequently plays shows around America. Clay Green, the drummer and percussionist who played a large role in the polyrhythmic approach to Le Bonne Route, now does the same and more for Equinox. Dave Weyer, overworked and extraordinary producer, plays keyboards. There is a welcome guest lead vocal by Angie Pepper. All guitar parts are now of course played by Deniz.

Equinox has been intensely and carefully produced, giving it a noticeably improved sonic quality over prior efforts. There is also an emphasis on keyboards and cinematic sound effects to balance the guitar work of Deniz. This balance works as effectively as that provided by foils Kent Steedman, Chris Masuak and Pip Hoyle in prior bands, although in a different and more progressive way. Longtime fans willing to be open to new directions will not be disappointed. New fans will be rewarded.

The album opens with the crushingly heavy power chords of Seven Is coming out of a brief intro featuring the glassy insect-like tones of a Turkish saz, with dogs, children and horse carts in the background. Agua Caliente is a Latin tinged fast rocker featuring blistering drumming and guitar, salsa keyboards and a vertiginous ending. Christmas Eve, played for the first time on the December 24th night that it was recorded, begins as a straight ahead rock tune with funk elements in the rhythm section. It features an astonishingly unusual guitar solo, a powerful yet disturbing vocal, and a surprise ending on an icy road in some unknown place and time.

Moon is a quiet pop ballad of paranoia sung by Angie, musically reminiscent of the Passengers with hints of Pet Sounds era Beach Boys. The carefree tones of a kalimba and African thumb piano belie the songs underlying menace. Sideways Motion is a hard rock vision of the next great flood, with alternating vocals by Deniz and Todd. Billy Was A Cathar, a tale of the inquisition, is a respectfully retro cross between Let It Bleed era Stones and early Who. King of the Carnival is a Todd Eagle autobiographical medium paced work that features prepared guitar hit with wrenches, experimental tape loops dug out of an old box unopened since the sixties, and crowd noise, but still manages to be an accessible tune, possibly even radio friendly.

Good Citizen is a fast loud pop rocker sung by Todd, with a wild overtone saturated guitar solo thrown in just to mess things up. Hit 29 can only be described as full sleaze keyboard lounge music contrasting with heavy angst-ridden choruses. The song ends up in the bar...where else? Shellback, released as a demo bonus track on the special edition Italian Tour '96 ep, is reworked here with heavy keyboards. Finally, Tone Poem, just Deniz with spoken word over guitar ambience and feedback, reprises the lyrical theme of the opening track.

EQUINOX by Roberto Calabro’ from URLO n. 19 - 1998
Ora che la reunion dei Radio Birdman e’ stata consegnata agli archivi e l’esperienza del Deniz Tek Group appartiene al passato (Kent Steedman e Nik Rieth hanno proseguito le attivita’ con i grandi Celibate Rifles, mentre di Jim Dickson si sono momentaneamente perse le tracce), Deniz Tek ha trovato tempo e nuovi stimoli per proseguire la sua carriera solista.
Beninteso, “Equinox” non e’ un disco epocale, ma rimane una prova piu’ che dignitosa del leggendario musicista ‘australiano’. L’elemento centrale di questo nuovo album e’ la liberta’ espressiva: ha voglia di suonare, Deniz Tek, e di contaminare il suo chitarrismo detroitiano con elementi latino-americani (“Agua Caliente”), pop (“Moon”), ipnotici (la spoken-song “Tone Poem”), ma la formula base rimane un potente e ‘classico’ hard-sound, affine per certi versi al suo progetto parallelo Dodge Main (realizzato assieme a Wayne Kramer degli MC5), I cui episodi migliori portano il nome di “Seven Is”, “Billy was a cathar” e Sideways Motion”.

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