An edgy, ambitious, defiant, catchy, indie, DIY, alternative, insurgent Americana song-cycle from a late '90s three-piece rock band whose
mission was to destroy the souls of those who say "meh".
Dean Goldstein III, Scott Gillis and Dan Gannon made up the core of Dean III & Coin from 1997-2000. Based on the band’s first two years of
writing, playing shows and building an audience, the album "Life After
Liberty... (and the pursuit of happiness)" was recorded in 1999-2000
using a basement home studio in Aurora IL and mixed and mastered in two
days at Alien Soundscapes in Chicago. While the band shopped the album
around to multiple agents, managers and labels in Chicago and LA, it
received some interest but not enough for a label or distribution deal
and ultimately was never released. The band was rather disappointed with
this outcome, and the core lineup changed when Dan left in late 2000.
Multiple incarnations of the band continued playing shows and recording,
but those tracks never saw the light of day either. Eventually, the
band split for good.
The core lineup stayed in touch, however. After Dean released his next
project "Dirty Souls" in 2013, Scott was asked to back his band on
drums. Dean also produced Dan Gannon's first album and single "There's
Yer Ghost" in 2014 (both released in 2016); on which Scott played drums.
More recently, the three agreed that with today's technology and
ability to release albums cheaply and independently, there is no reason
why such a great album as "Life After" shouldn't be made available to
the world. With a minty fresh remastering by Dom at Dominick Maita
Mastering LLC; updated artwork (the original featured a man hanging from
a noose off the Statue of Liberty... go figure); and a streamlined
track sequence, Dean III & Coin is ready to share this long lost
album. Set the volume on “destroy”; we’ll handle the rest. Enjoy!
02 Disposable Thumb
04 (This is) Not Your Song (Goldstein)
05 Life Is / What Is (Goldstein/Morgan)
06 Red, White & Blue
07 My Prayer
08 Spank Me
10 Life After Liberty
Dean III & Coin is/was: Dean Goldstein III - guitar, vocals, keys, feedback, everything else not played by the others
Scott Gillis - drums, percussion, smokes
Dan Gannon - bass, bass EBow, crap-ass mandolin, backup vocals, lead vocal on “Home”
Charles “Chuck” Mattis - additional lead and wah guitar on “Spank Me"
Produced by Dean III
Engineered by Dean III
Mixed by Dean III & Coin with Collin Jordan at Alien Soundscapes Inc., Chicago IL
Mastered by Collin Jordan at Alien Soundscapes Inc., Chicago IL
Re-mastered in 2017 by Dominick Maita at Dominick Maita Mastering LLC, Boulder CO
All songs written by Goldstein/Gannon/Gillis, except where noted.
Copyright 2013, 2017 COINED TUNES (ASCAP)
SpaceWank Records Catalog Number SWR317