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Death of a Gringo was recorded in a week live to tape: vocals, guitar, drums and bass all recorded live. Rhyece O'Neill taught Rick (bass) the songs a couple of weeks prior though Danny (drums) had never heard any of them until the day of the session. Once they had the right sound and were ready to go Rhyece would teach Danny and Rick the songs in the studio kitchen with an acoustic guitar. After a beer they were ready. They would go in and Nell (Engineer) would roll the tape. They never did more than three takes. Once a song was done they would go back to the kitchen, have another beer and learn another song.
They recorded fifteen songs this way. Rhyece O'Neill's songwriting talent has received praise from Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea / Beasts of Bourbon), Spencer P. Jones (Beasts of Bourbon / Gun Club), Brian Hooper (Beasts of Bourbon / Roland S. Howard), Richard Kingsmill (Triple J Music director) & Steven Walker (The Ghost Triple R Radio). He has toured and performed with The Beasts of Bourbon, The Ape, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spencer P. Jones, Hanni El Khatib & White Denim. Steeped in the blues, rock & roll and country his influences range from Iggy Pop, W. H. Auden, PJ Harvey, The Cramps, Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Sylvia Plath, David Lynch, Rowland S. Howard, Patti Smith, Henry Miller, Townes Van Zandt, Dostoyevsky, Lightnin' Hopkins & Dylan.