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This is another cassette demo that I recently unearthed, saving it from decay. It's a ragged little shard of a track called 'Derailer' that's stripped down to bare bones. It was written down on the Lower East Side in mid-1991 in a dank basement apartment Detox lived in for a few months before he accidentally set it on fire almost burning the building down. The people that owned the apartment not-so-politely asked him to leave. Lucky he made it out without getting kneecapped. Seems like fire and collapse followed us all across the city during the writing of Burn Out, always flickering darkly at the frayed edges, often running up out of control behind the control panel when we weren't paying attention.
The track will form a part of the compilation of demos and out-takes called "Burnt Out (talkin' shit and shootin' smack)" that will hopefully appear in the not-too-distant future.
It features Detox on loop-hack and me on vox-hack. Although Steve "fly" Watson and Mark "fiendish" Kermanj were working with us at the time, these demos are almost all pre-guitar and drums. Yes, the sample at the start is for real and is excerpted from a phone message left on Detox's machine from a guy he knew. The whole message ran for over five minutes. I'll tell you the story some day if you don't already know it.
This track is another one that's available for download though the next few won't be. Yes, there are more to come while I decide what to do with the whole mess. Enjoy the drugged and drunken stumble down Memory Lane!