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Custom Deluxe

by Fire-Dean

Urban alternative. Great songs, stories & beats
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gimme-A-Dolla
4:13 $0.99
2. Tell The Truth
4:15 $0.99
3. Custom Deluxe
3:44 $0.99
4. Irradessent
4:03 $0.99
5. Feather Boa
3:50 $0.99
6. PaperAirplanePilot
5:06 $0.99
7. Sweet Briars Baby Teeth
6:03 $0.99
8. Caramel
5:45 $0.99
9. I Love My Cousin More Than You Do
4:01 $0.99
10. Sadie's Last Chance
3:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Certificate of Authenticity: Having previously opened for acts as diverse as Jeff Buckley to Hammel On Trial, Fire-Dean's solo set accomplishes much of what those artists have but with a little more swing. In the spirit of the rock show, F-d dismantles his beats only to reassemble them live. Using foot pedals to trigger samples, as well as good ole fashioned neurosis to trigger a plethora of wildly unfounded insecurities, he ditched the idea of ever becoming a traditional singer/songwriter in favor of creating a show punctuated by cheap laughs, loops, and his trademark opera. A raconteur, who The Washington Post describes as 'one of the best songwriters in DC'. Before performing music Fire-Dean worked on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for five years. Upon the passing of a family member he left Lousianna's oil fields, perhaps in part to follow where her spirit left off... Washington DC. Today when he's not writing and performing, F-d designs gardens in that city's landscape. For show times, mo betta medeya, go to



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Bellwether Music

Pound for pound, the most fearless singer/writer working.....
Listen loud from your vehicle and watch the streets move...this album is connected.

Bob Tolf

Ready for Love
"Got my Custom Deluxe all gassed up and I'm ready for love, and all the rest is camouflage." Fire Dean is a master of the English language and he's a pretty damn good songwriter too. Love this CD.


Reminiscent of Frank Ghery, '60s urban poet.
Fire has a way with words and with word constructions. Especially pleasing is his affinity for rhyming vowel sounds as well as consonant sounds, a trick not everyone has in their songwriting toolkit. Plus, he's just funny! Worth every bit of a listen... and several relistens!

completely satisfied cd buyer

One of the most creative songs around must be Paper Airplane Pilot.
Paper Airplane Pilot has been on my lips nearly every morning upon rising since a week ago when it came in the mail. It is so unique, poignant, illustrious, romantic, nostalgic, and silly.

A new listener would probably quickly like better than half of the songs on this disc.

Gideon Berger

Urban Folk Opera -- What else do you need to say?
A mix of both old and new material, Custom Deluxe was recorded largely in the upper storey of my Capitol Hill rowhouse, and may (or may not) have been inspired by the purchase of a certain used truck.

This disc represents the evolving story-telling prowess of Fire-Dean, one of the most discerning observers of life in DC. Ranging from topics such as go-go bars to the gentrification of Shaw, Custom Deluxe is an impressive artistic achievement, but does not compare to seeing the man live. Do so as soon as you can, for the real Fire-Dean experience.


Custom Deluxe is not just a cd; it's an experience.
Custom Deluxe is not just a cd; it's an experience. This cd haunts me...some of the songs follow me for days and days. Surprisingly I am affected by the lyrics though I am usually drawn more to the melody and instrumentation...Fire-dean uses his voice in a beautiful and ugly way at the same time. The melodies have a subtle power that you don't even notice at first, but then you will realize you've been changed by them.