Hard Rock Hotel

by The Ill-Fitting Garibaldis

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The Ill-Fitting Garibaldis' second album tells a harrowing tale of depression, addiction and manslaughter; following the troubled life of a butcher's apprentice who falls into a drug-induced downward spiral whilst battling his conscious obligation to do good.

A concept masterminded by Steve Wicked and Rory McButt, this is the only album to feature the original trio in it's entirety - David Picklesworth makes a fleeting glimpse on 'The Hotel' after a noticeable absence on An Angel Called Lucifer. He would leave the band during the sessions for 'Hard Rock Hotel' which soon ground to a halt. All the tracks were leaked online by late 2006 before McButt returned one last time to the album in 2008, reissuing it with new artwork by Robert Heart.

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released December 31, 2006

Recorded @ Bowels of the Basement, Holmfirth
Sessions dated July 10th, November 3rd & 20th 2006
Reissued 09/09/2008 (BOTB003)

Steve Wicked - guitars, vocals + additional bass
Rory McButt - drums, vocals, bass + additional guitars
David Picklesworth - backing vocals
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▁▁▁▁ A WICKED PERSPECTIVE▁▁▁
▁▁▁ / ə,eɪ ˈwɪkɪdpəˈspɛktɪv/▁▁▁
▁ "A DECADE ON, my fading memories of this period are one of deep artistic repression. An incredibly poorly conceived narrative by the drummer somehow became the second release of a band I had begun? Frankly, I wish I could forget this period of my artistic life. Listening back in 2017 there is only one redeemable track here, my contribution 'The Hotel'. A song with subtle lyrical nuance otherwise entirely absent from this botch-job concept album. After attempting to musically destroy that songs low register, I fired the bassist. I would have to wait a bit longer before giving the drummer his deserved comeuppance." SW 2017

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"Undoubtedly the greatest artistic collaboration ever. No hyperbole. Fact." #SKULL #KING #2017

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