96 Bitter Beings

96 Bitter Beings Debut “Flesh Into Gear” Video From Their Newly Released CKY Covers Album


96 Bitter Beings‘ new celebration of CKY‘s early catalog, “Return To Hellview” has met a release today, June 14th, complete with a music video for the band’s rendition of “Flesh Into Gear“. 96 Bitter Beings‘ vocalist/guitarist Deron Miller previously fronted CKY up until 2011. He had the following to say about this trip down memory lane:

“Revisiting these songs was a blast. I hadn’t heard the original versions in so long but I was able to get a lot of the re-recordings done just from memory. When the recording process got down to covering specific details of all the tracks, that’s when I went back and listened to the original versions.

I love all the songs but there’s always been issues that bothered me about the originals. A lot of my problems with them were arbitrary and not that important…things that I just wanted to fix that most listeners wouldn’t even notice. But there were some things I wanted to add to these songs and some things I wanted to take out. The goal was to challenge myself to redo these classic tracks in a way that they could be heard as remixes instead of re-recordings. I think we succeeded.

I hope a lot of fans will hear this album as remixes of the originals. Not many bands have access to the original masters that are owned by record companies and therefore don’t have the option to remix anything. We’re excited to see the response.”

As for “Flesh Into Gear” and his new take on it, he offered:

“‘Flesh Into Gear‘ was a sizeable hit for me and because of that I tended to always put it under a microscope. I was never fully happy with the original’s mix. I’m finally 100% happy with it. This whole process is the result of a nutty perfectionist trying to chase that feeling of total satisfaction. I achieved it. Basically, I’m saying I won’t be doing this again 20 years from now.”

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