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LEW'S PRIOR PROJECTS

MP3s:

Spankin the Plankin (benko)

Lap Steel, Bass, Rhythm guitars - Lewis Benko

Drums and engineering - Bo Rose

 

All Pumped Up (benko)

Bass and Lead guitars - Lewis Benko

Drums and engineering - Bo Rose

 

Clay Sparrow (ferro/benko)

Guitar and harmonica - Lewis Benko

Drums - Anthony Ferro

Bass - Dan Damon

from The Animal Control Sessions 1996, Scott Verner Studios

 

House of Pain (benko)

Performed by Lewis Benko

Sampling and engineering by Ben Escoe

 

KEVIN'S PRIOR PROJECTS

The Systemic

Mike Vieira

 

GREAT DAY FOR UP

It started late 1999 and lasted only 8 months, but Kevin's time as bassist with Great Day For Up (GDFU) is a memorable one.

It was the most successful band Kevin had  been a part of up to that point in his musical career (success measured in number of gigs played together, professionalism, and level of dedication that kept 2 of the original 5 members producing music under the same name, getting signed and promoted for several years after).

It was coincidence that these tracks found their way onto this site.  In time they had been forgotten.  Below are excerpts from the one studio EP Kevin appeared on titled "Blue and Orange Bus", a live show at the famous CBGBs in New York, and another show months later at Valentine's, a local Albany New York music venue.  The contrast in what GDFU was and what it became is remarkable.

 

The Lineup:

Michael Langone - Vocals

Michael Vitali - Guitar

Terry McCoy - Drums

Tom Burre - Guitar/noises

Kevin Heckeler - Bass

 

MP3s:

Great Day For Up - From Within (live)

Great Day For Up - Blue and Orange Bus

Great Day For Up - Flowers All Around Me (live)

Great Day For Up - Once In a Lifetime (live Talking Heads cover)

2000 Enduro Records

 

DISCHORD

Songwriter Scott Watts and Kevin continued their mayhem started under the Broken Chords/Slightly Dimmed banner.  This time trying their hand at more serious material.

Many of the songs were written and originally released with the comedy material between 1994 and 1996.  They were dusted off, given a facelift and re-recorded January-February 2001.  Several new tracks emerged in the process and were then added to the mix.  While not radio play quality songwriting or performances, it does offer a glimpse into where this project was heading.  Songs like "Reaching Away" revealed a certain pop-penchant in that direction. Listening to these tracks today reflects back to an era where they took themselves a little too seriously.

Scott sang and wrote the lyrics on most of the tracks.  Kevin played guitar and was in charge of all phases of production. This was their first and only completely digital recording, utilizing an overclocked personal computer, various recording software, and a pair of $20 Radio Shack microphones.  Included on this page are links to mp3s and a lyrics file for the entire album.

MP3s:

01 - The Night.mp3

02 - Gal Misery.mp3

03 - Broadway Faces.mp3

04 - The World.mp3

05 - Lifted.mp3

06 - Little.mp3

07 - Fade.mp3

08 - Reaching Away.mp3

09 - What Mom Wanted.mp3

10 - Landscape of My Mind.mp3

11 - Take It or Leave It.mp3

12 - Tonight.mp3

13 - Get A Life.mp3

14 - Times Square Big Screen TV.mp3

15 - Suburban Irish Melody.mp3

16 - 127 Monday Morning.mp3

17 - The Sky Is Falling.mp3

18 - Uncle Sam.mp3

19 - Fireworks Day.mp3

 

LYRICS

       

Select Older MP3s (in chronological order)

For newer songs visit this page.

 

Lew's Nutz (benko)  10-25-01

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Slide guitars, Noises

Kevin Heckeler - Rhythm and Bass guitar

 

I Have Thoughts In My Mind (benko/heckeler)  12-22-01

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Lead guitars, Noises

Kevin Heckeler - Bass guitar and Noises

 

Pamela's Got the Virus (benko)  03-25-02

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Lead guitars, Harmonica, Noises

Kevin Heckeler - Bass guitar

 

Girl Friend Reba (benko)  09-25-02

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Lead guitars, Noises

Kevin Heckeler - Rhythm and Bass guitars

 

Popular (benko)  10-08-02

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Lead guitars

Kevin Heckeler - Rhythm and Bass guitars

Robert Rodgers - Drum sequencing

 

Space Monkey (benko/heckeler)  10-27-02

Lewis Benko - Rhythm and Lead guitars

Kevin Heckeler - Rhythm and Bass guitars, Noises

Robert Rogers - Drum Sequencing


 Bigness - tracks start here





Yearbook (watts)  12-05-06

Scott Watts - Vocals

Kevin Heckeler - Electric, acoustic, and acoustic bass guitars

LYRICS for Yearbook

 

This is Funnn (heckeler)  01-13-07

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, drum sequencing

Music Video for "This Is Funnn" can be seen here.

 

Hallow Way (heckeler/watts)  04-15-07

Scott Watts - Vocals

Kevin Heckeler - Acoustic and synthesized bass guitars

Lew Benko - Lead guitar

LYRICS for Hallow Way

 

Sucking the Soul From Soul - tracks start here






Plays Me (heckeler/watts)  01-10-2008

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, drum sequencing

Scott Watts - Vocals, lyrics

LYRICS for Plays Me

 

The Sound of One (dross version) (heckeler/bennett)  03-16-2008

Josh Bennett - Lead guitar, bass, drums

Kevin Heckeler - Acoutic Guitar

 

 Primer covers material through this date





That Deadly Night [Remixed] (heckeler/vieira)  05-27-2009

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars

Mike Vieira - Vocals, Drum Programming, lyrics

Brian Patrick - Drum Programming

Josh Bennett - Original Drum Composition

LYRICS for That Deadly Night

 

Unfun (heckeler)  08-20-2009

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Drum Programming, Vocals

Music Video for "Unfun" can be seen here.

 

Warpath (heckeler)  09-25-2009

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Drum Programming

 

Dubious Doobie (heckeler)  10-04-2009

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Drum Programming

 

We Are Mavericks (heckeler)  10-13-2009

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Drum Programming

 

 Unenjoyment covers material through this date



Time Is Fatal (watts/heckeler)  07-30-2010

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Drum Sequencing

Scott Watts - Vocals, Lyrics

LYRICS for Time Is Fatal

 

Validation (benko/heckeler)  08-04-2011

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Keys, Drum Programming

Lew Benko - Voice, Lead Guitar

LYRICS for Validation

 

Music Video for "Pastafarian" can be seen here or on Youtube.

 

Faust In Torr (heckeler)  08-26-2011

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Keys, Drum Programming

 

 Fear Your Fears complete album (full MP3, uncut)

 

Music Video for "Fashion Is Ridiculous" can be seen here or on facebook.

 

Music Video for "Question" can be seen here.

 

 Blame covers material through this date

 

Full length 6-Part MP3 mix of The Agnostic's Book of the Living Dead can be downloaded here.

 

Tim's Tune (benko/heckeler)  03-30-2012

Kevin Heckeler - Guitars, Synths, Drum Programming

Lew Benko - Lead snd Slide Guitars

 

Fabric (heckeler)  07-04-2012

Kevin Heckeler - Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Drum Sequencing

LYRICS for Fabric

 

 How It Ends covers material through this date

 

 Half Off covers material through this date

 

For newer songs visit this page.

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Lew's Prior Projects:

Lew's prior projects

 

Kevin's Prior Projects:

The Systemic

Mike Vieira

Great Day For Up

Dischord


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All songs mixed, engineered, programmed, and produced by Kevin Heckeler in his Upstate NY home studio.

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