Frank Lee Drennen

Frank Lee Drennen: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Gary Sullivan: Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Tim Boland: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Grant Lee Phillips: Bass guitar, Vocals | Ben Moore: Keyboards

Genre: Alternative, Punk, Rock

Sound description: Indie punk lite.

RIYL: Loam, Gregory Page

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Influences: Loam, Inch, the Hatchett Brothers, Gregory Page, Wirepony, Acetone, Petrol


"I was born August 19 at 6:20 a.m. My dad was in the Marine Corps. He was in the E.O.D. (Explosive Ordinance Disposal); he blew things up for a living. My mama lives in a silver mining camp town esablished in the early 1860s called Chloride. It's in Arizona. Her family is from Arkansas. Her dad, Homer Gunn, was a traveling preacher. Gramdpa Gunn's mother was named Roxy Gunn. Dad's parents are from West Virginia. Grandma Drennen's maiden name was Littlepage and she was born in a Lumber Camp. Lee Andrew Drennen, my Grandpa, was a factory worker and played the piano.

I always wanted to be catcher for the San Diego Padres because Gene Tennace is my hero and he wore my favorite number: 8.

I write songs, take pictures with a Pentax 645, I like slide film best, (Ektachrome 160T- cross processed), and learning to not fear black and white film. I play a cream Fender Telecaster through a late 1960's all point-to-point tube driven Ampeg with one 12" Jensen speaker called a Rocket. I also shoot with Pentax Spotmatic F 35mm cameras (pre-kmounts. Screw mount lenses -- very cheap but with a musical quality). Oympus XA is also a favorite.

My band is Dead Rock West. We have a brand new record coming out soon, called "Honey and Salt". It's the BEST record I have ever been a part of making. I can't wait for you to hear it! It was recorded in Echo Park, CA, and mixed in Nashville by Richard Dodd (Wilco, Tom Petty, George harrison, Steve Earle, Roy Orbison, etc, etc.-STUD!).

I also play in the Hatchet Brothers, Loam, Songo Bongo, and Stewboss."

-- MySpace profile

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