Central Booking

by The Deafening

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    Introducing “Central Booking,” the first full length album from The Deafening. This New York based group expertly fuses the gritty glam of the early seventies with the big bragging attitude of eighties’ sleaze rock and tops it off with the merrily deviant theatrical horror of groups like The Misfits and Alice Cooper. Full throttle riffs are doubled with haunting melodies and a raw bluesy backbeat. Songs such as “Evil Kiss” and “I’m So Bad” are instant classics for a band not afraid to crank it to 11 and keep it there. Recorded to tape with vintage gear inside a concrete cell at Nick Vivid's studio on Bleeker Street, “Central Booking” captures all the energy of a band that has absorbed the sound and history of the NYC music scene. (And perhaps as the album title suggests, some of it exploits as well…)

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The Deafening assembled in early 2008 with two clear missions. First, the band intentionally shed nearly all the petty contrivances of popular modern rock by striping its sound to the raw heart of classic rock. Second, The Deafening seeks to earn its’ name by resurrecting the bombastic theater of the big live rock and roll show. Influences are numerous, and primarily counted as Guns N’ Roses, MC5, Iggy Pop, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, AC DC, Queen, and The Misfits. The band’s trademark is a unique blend of glam, horror, punk, blues and sleaze rock blasted through big guitar stacks, all while boasting one of the most interactive and memorable stage shows ever put together.

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released 15 December 2012

Lena Hall: Vocals Burt Rock: Guitar Dylan Doyle: Bass Guitar Mick Harrison: Drums

All songs written by The Deafening. Evil Kiss written by The Deafening and Nick Vivid.
Album Produced by Celina Carvajal, Mark Graham, Colin Doyle and Sean Doyle
Album recorded by Nick Vivid at Nick Vivid's, New York, NY Assistant Engineer: Jimmy Corriveau
Album mixed by Jamie Siegel at JRock Studios, New York, NY
Album mastered by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog, Los Angeles, CA
Art direction and design by Colin Doyle
Photography by Ky Digregorio

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The Deafening is New York to it's core. A ferocious four piece born of the city's eternal energy. A raw tribute to it's defiant crush. With blues beating back and rough punk ethos, The Deafening are the natural heirs to the Bowery's big bad seventies sound. ... more

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Track Name: Destroyer
You better believe that I'm a destroyer
And I'm right on time
I know you wanna taste, boy its gonna cost you
More and more each time

I'm burning midnight oil hotter than the sun
Turning cold dark water red with evil blood
I'm a guided missile through an iron sub
I destroy on command and I do right on time
Cause I can
oh yeah

You better believe that I'm a destroyer
And I'm right on time
I know you wanna taste, boy its gonna cost you
More and more each time

I'm commissioned war out on the open sea
I'm an iron sided missile guided death machine
Cannons up and down oh baby in between
I destroy on command and I do right on time
Cause I can

Count down cannons all out
Locked on to destroy
Track Name: Evil Kiss
Violent engine and jet black seats
She's driving weak kneed women at hard rock speeds
She likes to burn the road and the rubber
hard steel and chrome I raced her all summer

She was an evil black and silver machine
Sucking up gas and spitting out speed
Blowing past the cops at a hundred and three
She had an Evil Kiss and it went like

Evil Kiss
It was nineteen seventy six-six-six
She's built to break the law
baby break the law, AH

She had an Evil Kiss
It was nineteen seventy six-six-six
She's built to break the law
baby break the law, AH

No headlights down a one-way street
Baby this cold black beast breathes the fire of speed
Shifting gears oooh baby shake those knees
Burnt gas in the air a black lung disease

The winds going by gonna make them all freeze
Tearing off clothes and ripping up trees
Feels so fast at her slowest Speeds
She had an Evil Kiss and it went like

Evil Kiss
It was nineteen seventy six-six-six
She's built to break the law
baby break the law, AH

She had an Evil Kiss
It was nineteen seventy six-six-six
She's built to break the law
baby break the law, AH
Track Name: Shake Down Chinatown
I drank a bottle of whiskey
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown

Got pulled out in the street next thing
They threw me in a car
Raced up to the Bronx got robbed
And then they threw me out
I got the shake down Chinatown come on
They got me shaking and screaming
Kicking harder on the ground
But they never could agree on where to
Hide my body baby

I'm thinking back and I know
Got the shake down Chinatown
It was my lucky number
Got the shake down Chinatown
Never stopped my drinking
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown

The cops are writing tickets oh
They're no where to be found
Pulled me in a room took my money
So close to lights out
Oh shake down Chinatown come on
They got me shaking and screaming
Kicking harder on the ground
But they never could quite agree on where to
hide my body baby

Never going back to Chinatown
Never going back again

I drank a bottle of whiskey
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown
I musta been so horny
Got the shake down Chinatown
Robed me without warning
Got the shake down Chinatown

Oh shake down Chinatown come on
They got me kicking and screaming
Kicking harder this time
But they never could quite agree on where to
hide my body baby
Track Name: You Will Remember The Dead
I remember in my heart
and I remember in my head
All those evil ghosts and how they lived, baby
And what they did

Memories can turn so cold
But at least I know I won't forget
Sinking in the graves their bones underneath
The unrepentant souls

OH
You Will Remember The Dead
And like is like a son of bitch
And all that we have laid to rest
Remember as they rise again
YEAH

They're coming from the old grave yard
Dying for a second chance
All those evil ghosts they're coming back baby
To bite down on your flesh

When the streets are running red with blood
And you're dancing right down to hell
You will remember the dead this night
And never live to tell

OH
You Will Remember The Dead
And like is like a son of bitch
And all that we have laid to rest
Remember as they rise again
YEAH
Track Name: Central Booking
Warrants come, warrants go
But the night sticks crack your bones
Drunk driving with a bloody nose
On the wrong side of the road

Only god knows where you are
Central booking New York City
Those cops can hit you pretty hard
But still you're so bad that you can't be bothered baby

Now you know that this world is cold
and this place it smells like piss
That got your number gotta stay a while
Baby can you handle this
Track Name: Sexy Like A Suicide
Dress you up to die
Cause I want you sexy like a suicide
Dress you up to die
Cause I want you sexy like a suicide

You're so sexy oh yeah for me tonight
You're pretty when you die

I want you sexy I want you cold
I just cant wait to write your note
I want to push you in the road
Pick you up and take you home
I want you locked inside my car
Filled with fumes while I get off
I want you dressed your best to die
I want you sexy like a suicide

Oh yeah
Cause I want you sexy like a suicide
Dress you up to die
Cause I want you sexy like a suicide

You're so sexy oh yeah for me tonight
You're pretty when you die

I want you there when I get home
Hanging from my favorite rope
I want your head tucked in the stove
Fill my lungs with human smoke
I want you pushed under my bed
With plastic bags around your head
I want you dressed your best to die
I want you sexy like a suicide yeah