Dead Heat

Dead Heat

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ROCK MUSIC. Vintage tube amps. Heavy, simple riffs. "Heart palpatating drum beats, powerful bass cords, absolutely wailling guitar and penetrating vocals make this trio a must hear. The energy of their live performances is savage and stimulates all senses. " UPFRONT magazine

Biography

In the spring of 2002, Ashley and Tex-Sin would meet and immediately form a band called Tulaine Blacktop which would be their rock project for the next two years. Tulaine Blacktop originally had three members:

1. Ashley - vocals, guitar
2. Tex - drums, vocals
3. Chris - guitar, vocals

The first time ever playing music together, the trio wrote four songs immediately. The two girls had this ability to just rock out and amazingly approve of each and every riff and beat that was brought forth. Ashley and Tex wrote close to 40 songs while in Tulaine Blacktop, some of which are currenlty in the DEAD HEAT repertoire. With working energy like this, Tulaine progressed at a maniacal rate and managed to create a large local buzz in a matter of three weeks of being together!

Tulaine played live on the college radio station (CJAM 91.5 FM) within a few months of forming and packed the bar every time they played. Tulaine had four bass players during this time and wrote different styles of music during their interaction with each new bass player. A big feature of the band was the fact that each member would take over lead vocals at one point during the set. This created massive energy throughout.

Tulaine has played with bands such as The Soledad Brothers, Detroit Cobras, Slumber Party. They also played with Whirlwind Heat at the Lager House in Detroit. Although Tulaine recorded at "The Disc" in Detroit, the demise of the group (due to band members resisting the force of rock and roll) prevented the release of any material.

The girls then set up a strict rock schedule that took place in the daytime for four days out of the week. Within three weeks they had ten new songs and a brand new band called DEAD HEAT.

Needing a pillar type bass player that believes in the importance the bass in AC/DC , the girls started a hunt that returned the best piece of cured rock meat around. Matt O'Brien (Detroit City Council, Big Chief) had seen the girls play in Tulaine Blacktop and mentioned that he should be contacted if a bass player was needed. Matt showed up with bells on and confirmed the simplistic, less is more formula that was being followed. Circumstances beyond anyone's control caused Matt to leave the band after six months.

Tex and Ash immediately followed up on their other offers and out of nowhere....COMMANDERSON..their baddest ass bass player regained his rock soldier status! With three people who have organized their life with music being the focus, their is nothing holding DEAD HEAT down anywhere.

Dead Heat is known for being extremely entertaining when putting on live rock shows. What makes Dead Heat different from other bands is that it's as honest as it gets. Possessing a sound that has only come up in rock circles a few times, the rough female vocals with such loud "rocker" riffs is what makes this band unlike the one that anyone saw last nite.

Another unique selling feature about Dead Heat is that there are two girls at the ropes. A songwriting team of two chicks that play drums and guitar. Both are outgoing and positive about telling people how they feel about rock.

Dead Heat has just finished recording their debut full-lenth album, "WHEN WE WANT, WE WANT" at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit. Thanks to the ear on Jim Diamond, everything went extremely smooth.

Lyrics

AUTO EROTIC

Written By: DEAD HEAT

I'm so exotic in every way, yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I like it that way
I'm so exotic in every way, yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I like it that way

Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah

Start me up, try to get off yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I'll finish the job
Start me up, try to get me off yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I'll finish the job yeah

Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah

I'm so exotic in every way, yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I like it that way
I'm so exotic in every way, yeah
I'm Auto Erotic and I like it that way

Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah
Got the Devil in my left hand, yeah

COLOR ME GONE

Written By: DEAD HEAT

Our love is like Detroit
Well it's gone Daddy it's gone
If I knew then what I knew right now
I wouldn't be singin' this song

COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE

Is it that I always fall
For what you haven't got
What appears a mystery is
Gone without a shot

COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE

Our love is like Detroit
Well it's gone Daddy it's gone
If I knew then what I knew right now
I wouldn't be singin' this song

COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE
COLOR ME GONE yeah

RUN AND HIDE

Written By: Ashley Granger

I need your love 'cause it's warm inside
I need your car 'cause it's parked outside
I need your lovin' and that's no lie
You will be mine and I'll make you all mine

Your love it was never there
I kinda like it when you grow your hair
You can't go out 'cause you can't drink wine
I'll kiss your ass only half of the time

AND WHEN THE LAST LINE'S DOWN
UPON YOUR KISSES I WILL FROWN
SURE DO LIKE THE WAY I FEEL
I KNOW YOU LOVE IT WHEN YOU ACT THAT WAY

You're lovin's the best of time
Your mine, you make you mine
Oh yeah it's the best alright
You're mine and I'll make you all mine

AND WHEN THE LAST LINE'S DOWN
UPON YOUR KISSES I WILL FROWN
SURE DO LIKE THE WAY I FEEL
I KNOW YOU LOVE IT WHEN YOU ACT THAT WAY

repeat 2x

Discography

TULAINE BLACKTOP - Tulaine Blacktop
...produced by Mark Plancke.

WHEN WE WANT, WE WANT - produced by Jim Diamond....due for release in March 2004.

Set List

A typical Dead Heat set list is 30 minutes in length. Songs rotate in and out of the set as they are written, with 8-10 in the set at all times. On average, each song is three minutes in length. Dead Heat has always had one cover song in their set. Currently "Cheater" by Judas Priest is in the set. From their 1974 debut album "Rocka Rolla" this tune is a slow heavy blues/rock tune that rarely gets recognized as Priest. In the past Bruce Springsteen's "State Trooper" and "What Love Is" by the Dead Boys have been part of the repertoire. The current set is as follows:

BLEED ON ME
AUTO EROTIC
MISS. TREATER
WITCH HUNT
> KILL FOR LOVE
CHEATER
ATTACK BRINGS MISFORTUNE
GLORY DAYS
RUN AND HIDE
HEAVY LOVER