The Billy Dechand Band: World Famous in Chapel Hill (2002)
The group melds an element of folksiness via a verse/chorus stratagem atop simple crunch chords and a few unexpected time changes as they occasionally skirt the fringes of progressive rock. On the piece "The Emperor Has No Votes," the band enlists three folks who chant, "hip, hip, hooray!" subsequent to the vocalists' bubbly and altogether lighthearted choruses. Besides the straight-ahead rockers and psychedelic riffs, they also toss in a few countrified, Southern Rock motifs here and there. Yet, some of these pieces fail to impart a lasting impression, although the group's approach is miles ahead of a large portion of the rubbish on present-day rock radio.
Track Listing: 1.Hard Moon Crash 2.Water On The Ocean 3.Beware 4.Flip The Switch 5.The Emperor Has No Votes 6.Fu Fu Bunny 7.Angus 8.Catacombs 9.Bike Back 10.Multiply 11.When The Sand Is Dry
Personnel: Vito di Bona: vocals, guitars, drums
Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock