Released in 2011. "The Cry"
CD score produced by Howlin' Wolf Records, Dean Parker and Bernadine
Santistevan. Distributed by Howlin' Wolf Records and available from Howlin'
Wolf and other distributors.
Dean Parker wrote, recorded and performed these
songs during the period 1989 through 1996. The acoustic guitar and vocal
tracks were recorded in one day, same with the electric guitar and vocal
tracks. The songs arranged with a band and electronic instruments were
normally recorded in a night. The 1990 release "Captain Blood and The
Imperial Scourge" was a true rogue recording. Defying the technical and
promotional odds he self released this material long before it was trendy to
do so. In many ways this new release "Suburban Metaphysical" is a more
truthful presentation of what he was doing, what he was thinking and where
he was going. "Suburban Metaphysical" is an imperfect recording. Some of the
tracks were mixed to cassette tape so there are at times small audio
glitches that are part and parcel of this collection of recordings. It is
possible the master tapes could be revisited but while we listened to these
songs, after 20 years, we decided that the audio quality was truly pretty
good. Where these recordings were from and how they were made, glitches and
all, helps tell the story of "Suburban Metaphysical."
These recordings are
collected into Parts 1, 2 and 3. All available from Amazon.
Can be purchased and
The Theme Opera
An experimental opera involving a basic
musical motif presented by several performing groups rehearsed over a period of
8 weeks. The performance involved 50 musical, acrobatic and vocal performers.
Created along the lines of beat poetry. Justin Collins performed
original and known beat poetry.
This video clip features John McIvor on guitar joined by
ZEAL Theatre and then Justin Collins.
Dean Parker and Mark Johnson recording coastal sounds for "The
This project stems from the writing of poet
This CD was recorded by the band in the Talk Engine studio and mixed at
Sound and Music Construction.
Beating The Deuce
Something For Junior
I was fortunate enough to be in an unusual
place at an unusual time and was given the opportunity to mix one track on
this record. This track was recorded and mixed in a Lower East Side
recording studio called Big Plate owned and operated by the late
Fernandez de la Reguera.
Find out about
Queen Esther and
buy the CD.
The Way Of The World
Vance took the thematic motifs in the film "The
Cry" and made them urban and RAP.
Sean Attebury performer and songwriter graciously sings "New
York New York" and one of his own "Underground".
York New York
Recorded in downtown New York at the late and
great Harold Dessau Recording. Baby Monroe sings "Please You Now".
Captain Blood And The Imperial Scourge
This compact disk was produced in 1990 and
contains ten tracks. An original recording from Newcastle Australia.
The songs are available for download at
Here is a song from Captain Blood And The
The Sounds You Make In Bed
The compact disk is also available for purchase using PayPal.
Ill Rocket made performances during 2004 and
2005 at some classic New York venues.
Here After Girl
Live recordings from The Continental and CBGB
New York City.
Tom Rickell is the mastermind behind this
record. The analog tape tones at the start of "Kick And Play" are part of my
mixing folk lore.
The Melody Refugees
The Melody Refugees performed in pubs, clubs, colleges and parks. Sue
Carson sings and plays mandolin and violin. Dean Parker sings and plays
guitar. Live recordings from the Sea Breeze Hotel in New South Wales
Bird Made Of Stone
Pure free form from Mark Johnson on flute. One of the many
great lessons Mark contributed to my musicology.
Flute and Synthesizer
A band like to other. Burnt out long before the
legend did. Mark Johnson leads this band. Mixed live at a pub in Newcastle,
The Northern Star
From the halls of spectacular existence come
the songs of John Ewbank. A master and teacher. This record co-produced by
John and myself. It grows over time into its own splendid existence.
Song from the CD
Every Angel Up In Heaven
A spontaneous recording captures a band in a
Zeal Theater here.
We recorded and mixed 12 songs in one night as
if it were the thing to do. And it was. "My Lover My Friend" reveals all
that a song and a performance can be. Wonder what Michelle Sable is doing
My Lover My Friend
Sea Of Heartbreak
Hometown version of a big town tune.
The Magnificent Seven