After years of various collaborations with vocalists, guitarist John Dissed began singing and recording his own songs in the fall of 2007.
As a guitarist, Dissed has spent the past four years performing throughout the Southwest with Los Angeles female-fronted punks, Bull Lee.
A song co-written and co-produced by John (“Mr. Madness” as performed by the artist Manda Mosher) was chosen as Rock Single of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2006. He also co-wrote the song “Not What Love is For” on Mosher’s debut album Everything You Need, released in April, 2009 on Red Parlor Records.
In January, 2008, John announced that he would unveil a new solo acoustic track per week for the entire year. The songs were offered online via Myspace streaming and optional free download. Alternating between originals and covers by such artists as David Bowie, The Clash, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, the songs were announced via Myspace Bulletins and Blog entries.
The original songs comprise five solo EPs on the DIY Bull Lee Records label, distributed by CD Baby, iTunes and the other major online digital music retailers.
This is the 5th and final EP recorded in the Fall/Winter of 2008. The themes tied together here are depression, inspiration, and love against the backdrop of the changing of the guard as a new US President was elected into power.