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The Havoc CD

Release Date: May 28, 2004

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Darth Vato CD: Havoc
Havoc was an interesting adventure. We went to First Street Audio on January 31, 2004 to record a demo that would feature two songs, Havoc and Little Vessel. Jordan Richardson was still recording, engineering, and producing the songs, and this time we brought Joshua Loewen to play the solo on Little Vessel. I still have no idea how to play that solo. It's awesome. We spent all day recording the tracks separately, and I went back on Monday night to record the vocals. I remember that we recorded all day Saturday, and then we had go play a show at Scooners in Fort Worth.

Because we had no money, we could not print any CD's. Furthermore, we had bigger aspirations than a demo that was burned on my CD-ROM. So we waited. At some point, I thought to myself, "Why record a demo, when you could record an entire full length album?" Only one thing stood in the way of a Darth Vato album: money. No third party was going to give three broke ass white boys any money, so I took out a loan on my car. The entire situation fit right in with the title track. You cannot count on someone else handing you opportunities and dreams.

I got the check from the bank, and I immediately paid Bart at First Street. We recorded the rest of that album in April 2004. Towards the end of the month, Justin Pate stopped by to record some keyboard parts on Echo My Love, and he ended up creating parts for Situation Overload, Police Dub, Another Ska Song, Every Time, and FTW. He's a Jedi. Jordan also added his hot lixx in the bridge of Echo My Love. We then took Havoc to Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, TX to be mastered by Nolan Brett., and he did an amazing job.

Our CD Release Party was at the Wreckroom on May 28, 2004. We played with Pablo & the Hemphill 7, a bad ass Fort Worth reggae band who had not played in 6 months. It had all the elements of a show to remember. That night the line was around the building, and to this day, I cannot believe how amazing it was. Up until that show, our largest crowd was 50. Seriously.

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