Dan Sheehan Conspiracy
The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy is Dan's first solo album, with Dan playing all guitars, basses, vocals, whistles, and keyboards along with guest drummers Spencer Cobrin (ex-Morrissey, Elva Snow) and New York session man extraordinaire Roi Star. Although many of the songs have a familiar Banter-type vibe (some were actually performed by, although never recorded by, Banter), Sheehan's liberation from the democracy of his former band allows him to stretch out into other directions, as evident on the harmony-laden 'Tired Eyes,' the ballad 'Before You Wake' and the jazzy instrumental 'Another Morning.' These songs, placed alongside the hard rocking 'Melting Snowman,' 'See Kay,' and the didgeridoo-tinged 'The Valley' create a wonderfully eclectic album reminiscient of Led Zeppelin III or the Beatle's White Album. There's even touches of prog rock on tunes like 'Comatose' and 'Epic Fantasy Adventure Song.' Several of the songs on The DSC have topped the charts as internet hits on mp3.com, soundclick.com and playgroundz.net prior to the album's November '07 release.