Thursday, January 22, 2009

Denny's Unit - Unreleased Demo

City: Miami
Type of Music: Punk
Years Active: 1995 - 2000 (roughly)
Myspace or Website: n/a

I was really hoping Id find some kind of info on Denny's Unit to post but I couldnt find anything. Real good punk rock from Miami that later featured Mike Marsh from the Agency and Dashboard Confessional on drums as well as Lori, the future Mrs. Marsh, on bass. If anyone has photos or more info to add, pass it along and Ill get it posted. I don't know what else the band recorded, but this demo was apparently unreleased so I dont have the track names but the quality is real good. Check it out

EDIT:
The Man, George Van Orsdel, dropped this info for us regarding the band

"The Denny's Unit demo was recorded around 1997-1998 (I could be mistaken with the year), at Tapeworm studios in Miami, with Jeremy DuBois. I played drums on these demo recordings. I also have a live recording from a show at Cheers (I need to transfer it to MP3). I have the song titles somewhere but I can't find them, I'll do my best to find them for ya. The singer/guitarist, Patti Gran, eventually moved out of state and played in a band called New Black and currently plays in a band called The Dials. Mike Marsh took over on drums after I stopped playing with the band. I don't know if they recorded anything after that. As for any photos, I don't have any and I don't know if any exist."

UPDATE:
I received an email from the band who asked that I take down the link. The demo was never meant to be released and I apologize to them for having it up. They said they would send me pictures to post so be on the look out for that

4 comments:

George Van Orsdel said...

Hey Chip, The Denny's Unit demo was recorded around 1997-1998 (I could be mistaken with the year), at Tapeworm studios in Miami, with Jeremy DuBois. I played drums on these demo recordings. I also have a live recording from a show at Cheers (I need to transfer it to MP3). I have the song titles somewhere but I can't find them, I'll do my best to find them for ya. The singer/guitarist, Patti Gran, eventually moved out of state and played in a band called New Black and currently plays in a band called The Dials. Mike Marsh took over on drums after I stopped playing with the band. I don't know if they recorded anything after that. As for any photos, I don't have any and I don't know if any exist.

George Van Orsdel said...

Just for the record, I don't agree with the removal of the demo. I was in the band at the time, and it's me drumming on the recordings, and for what it was at the time, I happen to think it was actually a decent demo. My vote is to keep it up, but I guess you have to respect the wishes of the others in the band as well. Everyone I've ever played the demo for actually liked it. I think it's a shame to deny folks a part of south Florida local music history, no matter how much someone feels they may be embarrassed by music they've created in the past. Hell, we all started somewhere (I can speak for myself when I say I did my time in bands that made some bad music) but I am in no way ashamed of anything I have ever done musically. It's all a part of who I am, where I've been and come from.

bellicopter said...

i don't know who protested but mike and i don't care if it's up... it would b pretty funny actually....

Anonymous said...

Patti wanted it taken down. She is too self conscious to have that up. Bummer no one can hear it because of that.