The Bastard Sons of Dennis: The Cruelest Dream

The Bastard Sons of Dennis have added The Cruelest Dream to their Cherry Smoke Empire album. This is a beautiful, haunting, whimsical song which is performed solo on guitar and voice by Q. Wim Lijkkes. It is an old song that we recorded on 1st November 2012 in Studio One, and it was mixed and mastered on 2nd November 2012. We have added it to various playlists here at Wud Records and the song is available for download from our shop at Bandcamp.

If you would like to listen or download The Cruelest Dream, you can do so by clicking here.

To listen to or download the entire Cherry Smoke Empire album as it stands, you can do so by clicking here.

Moving on, there is more news concerning The Bastard Sons of Dennis.

The gruesome twosome also recorded Pieces of Me during the same session that The Cruelest Dream was recorded. We plan to add this song to the Cherry Smoke Empire album soon as well. Yuri plays bass on this track. It is rather slow and soft and gentle, and not a song that The Bastard Sons of Dennis have ever performed live. You can hear it in their In Session 09/05/98 playlist, which you can reach by clicking here.

The Furniture has been mixed and mastered and approved for release as a single. We shall be adding it part by part to the Cherry Smoke Empire album over the coming days and there may be prizes for fans of the band who complete a competition. More news on The Furniture coming soon!

The Black Horse in Longbrook Street, Exeter have started Open Up, their open mic night once again. This was always a favourite of The Bastard Sons of Dennis and last night they performed there again for the first time since April 2010, rocking the house with covers of the Blue Oyster Cult songs I’m on the Lamb/The Red and the Black, Seven Screaming Diz-Busters, Screams and Astronomy, the last of which is the only song that they had previously performed at that venue. They plan to return for the next two Open Up sessions, on Friday 7th December and Friday 21st December.