mp3 Timeline

Here you will find recording Denis's progress on guitar from his 1977 earliest recording through to taking lessons, practicing, playing inearly bands, early recordings, basically DENIS: The EARLY YEARS

Young Denis recording

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unreleased. One of the very first recording with Denis. Denis stated "Well, I didn't play guitar then and I was like any other kid, you know, I would make up stories and record tapes as if I was a disc jockey, I mean I was 10 years old. I owned about 1 record at the time, an album that came with the stereo I got. It had a turntable and tape deck built in..... haah...it had the theme to star wars and to swat, the village people and so on.geez, hahah. So, I was fascinated with music and recording. then again, I also tried to sell this tape to passer by's on the sidewalk hahaha......" Denis states.unreleased,circa 1979

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Noise Maker

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Denis when he was a kid experimenting with tape deck to get sounds. Denis stated "yes, well this was a tape and I was with one of my sisters, Colombe. I was trying to get sounds out of an old tape recorder. I was always interested in getting different sounds so playing guitar eventually would have been a natural extension hahah..geez, what was I thinking?!! My poor sister hahaah....I guess I was having trouble with it making the sound I wanted.... " Denis states. recorded 1980-1981

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Acoustic hum

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Denis on acoustic guitar humming?! Denis stated "geez, wow, well, you have to be brave to come out with a recording like this. At this point, I was just playing acoustic and I knew a few chords.I had taken 1 or 2 lessons early on on acoustic but was just to young at the time. I guess I could hear melodies to go along with my open chords haha.... " Denis states. recorded prior to 1981-1982

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First recording - electric

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unreleased. One of the very first recording with Denis trying to play electric guitar. Demo made somewhere between 1982-1983. Denis stated "yes, this demo was on cassette, haha,I hadn't taken any lessons yet except on my acoustic. I was messing around with a friend who showed me how to get distortion with a tape deck. Of course we couldn't play but had fun. gosh I think I was 10 or 12 or so, my guitar had three strings on it and the bridge made out of a piece of 2x4 haha.I had just bought the rusty guitar for $15 at a pawn shop. gosh, I feel sorry for my parents and sisters that had to hear that haha.....really pathetic...gosh that is painful to hear. But you must start somewhere!!! " Denis states.unreleased,circa 1982-1983

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