John Dissed contributed a track to "Conceptual Continuity - A Cover Freak Tribute To Frank Zappa".
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5. Dirty Love -
I chose the song because it's my favorite Zappa song
out of all the ones I've heard. I asked my friend Hector Ferreiro to help me
produce and play bass/percussion. His ideas and performance gave the track its
overall feel. Lastly I found singer Myra Washington through an online ad I
placed, and she added a perfect sensuality to the mix.
John Dissed: Guitars, keyboards, lead vocals
Hector Ferreiro: Bass, percussion
Myra Washington: Background vocals
Produced by John Dissed and Hector Ferreiro
Mastered by Michael Wallace
After years of various collaborations with vocalists,
guitarist John Dissed began singing and recording his own songs in the fall of
As a guitarist, he spent 2005-2009 performing
throughout the Southwest with Los Angeles female-fronted punks, Bull Lee.
A song co-written and co-produced by John ("Mr.
Madness", as performed by the artist Manda Mosher) was chosen as Rock
Single of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2006.
In January, 2008, he announced that he would unveil a
new solo acoustic track per week for the entire year. Alternating between
originals and covers by such artists as David Bowie, The Clash, Johnny Thunders,
The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, the songs were announced via
Myspace Bulletins and Blog entries. The original songs comprise five solo EPs on
the DIY Bull Lee Records label, distributed by CD Baby, iTunes and the other
major online digital music retailers. The covers can be downloaded for free in
exchange for signing his email list at JohnDissed.com.
Dissed's "Tables Turn" can be heard in 2010's
modern noir/thriller New Terminal Hotel, starring the late Corey Haim and
Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night).
He also hosts a weekly podcast called The Bull Pit,
which features mostly DIY rock and occasional interviews.
Hector Ferreiro is an electric bassist. He graduated
from the National School of Art Instructors in Havana, Cuba, where he was a protégé
of the legendary Carlos del Puerto. He is an encyclopedia of moods,
authentically and effortlessly able to shift between hard rock, hip-hop, funk,
jazz, and Latin styles.
After defecting to the U.S. in 1996, he had the good
fortune to perform in a myriad of American cities and has shared stages with
Bono, Jurassic 5, Los Lobos, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Howie Day, Beth Hart,
Sheila E, Stewart Copland and Flea, among others.
Hector was the bass player for RCA recording artist
Charlotte Martin contributed bass tracks to her debut CD, on which he worked
with producers Ken Andrews and Cliff Magnes.
He has also performed and recorded with artists such as
singer/songwriter Terami Hirsch and the rock band Sabrosa Purr. As a member of
LA's The Frequency with whom he toured throughout the United States and Canada
and appeared at a number of major summer festivals including 10,000 Lakes
Festival, Quebec International Summer Music Festival, and the Wicker Park Music
Festival, he shared the stage with artists as diverse as Black Rebel Motorcycle
Club, Mutemath, The 1990's, Benzos, and Lotus.