Career CLP/CDS-1424
Release September 2016

1. Burned Black
2. Corner Conversation
3. Somewhere
4. Crossroads
5. Table For One
6. Comanche

7. Prison Mouse
8. New York Confidential
9. Cranbrook
10. They Can't Take That Away
11. Free At Last
12. Death By Text

Deniz Tek - guitars, bass, vocals
Ric Parnell - drums
Bob Brown - bass, percussion

Ron Sanchez - keyboards
Parker Brown - upright acoustic bass
Steve Brown, Joe Sheehan - percussion, congas
Erik Olson - Wurlitzer electric piano, tenor sax
John Roberts - Hammond B3, Wurlitzer electric piano, trombone

Produced by Bob Brown and Deniz Tek
Recorded at GLEA Bozeman, Ships In Billings and Ships In Pacific
Mixed by Rob Younger, Wayne Connolly at Albert's, Sydney Australia

Cover Design by Anne Tek


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Mean Old Twister


Deniz Tek felt the need to strike while the iron was hot and began work on Mean Old Twister just as the Detroit album was being released. Recorded between Radio Birdman tours, the new album captures that live energy with some new sonic textures added to the mix.

Mean Old Twister was recorded with the same band that appeared on Detroit. Drummer Ric Parnell is best known for his work in Spinal Tap and Atomic Rooster. Bassist Bob Brown has been working with Deniz since the Australian tour supporting Taking It To The Vertical, Deniz’s first solo album. Radio Birdman cohort Rob Younger stepped in to supervise the mix, adding another sharp ear to the process.

Twelve songs, twelve different emotions. Slashing guitars are the theme of this trip. Burned Black sets the tone right at the start. The shimmering surf instrumental Comanche winds down the first side. The autobiographical Stonesy country ballad Table For One is the lone quiet moment.

Free At Last, an acoustic folk song is the only diversion from the electric guitar attack on the second side. Death By Text takes the record out with a sly nod and wink. Deniz Tek is in the middle of a renaissance in his career. Two solid solo albums back to back only suggest there is more to come.

The CD and the Career Records vinyl editions feature different cover art. The LP cover is a Deniz Tek original painting. The CD is a photograph of Deniz's famous Epiphone Crestwood Deluxe guitar.

Deniz Tek will be celebrating the release of Mean Old Twister with gigs in Australia, A European Tour is scheduled for Spring 2017. North American shows are also being discussed

Deniz Tek recorded and filmed live while recording the Mean Old Twister album.