New album from SouthGang’s Jesse Harte includes material from pre-SouthGang band Byte The Bullet
SouthGang fans are in for a treat as FnA Records has released an album from SouthGang frontman Jesse Harte which includes material from the pre-SouthGang band Byte The Bullet, demos from after SouthGang disbanded and live recordings.
Track List for Jesse Harte from SouthGang:
01. Party Time
03. Russian Roulette
04. I’d Do Anything
06. Let ‘Em Down Easy
07. Do We Have A Dream
08. Love Ain’t Comin Home
09. Turn The Power On
10. One Good Reason
11. When You Need Someone
12. Shining Star
13. Learning To Live On The Moon
14. Cross of Mine
17. Tainted Angel
18. Love Ain’t Enough
FnA Records‘ press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“This new release entitled “Byte The Bullet + ’93-94 + 2000 Demos + Live” features many projects through the career of Jesse Harte. Most notably is the highly sought after pre-SouthGang band called Byte The Bullet. Byte The Bullet has long been on many music collectors wish list for decades. It finally sees an official release with the six lead off tracks on this release. Fans of SouthGang will relate to these early tracks.
The second part of this album features demos from Jesse after SouthGang disbanded. They are tracks that start as early as 1993-1994 showing the continuation of the fan favorite singer. Some of these tracks may have even found their way on to a third release had grunge not made its way into the mainstream.
Later on in the project shows maturation with a new sound from Jesse. Jesse was trying to find his own style at the same time. He was trying to restart a short-lived project entitled SouthGang 2.0. Fans themselves will have to decide if they like this new style. Warrant‘s Jani Lane gave it a thumbs up! Jani told Jesse that his song “Learning To Live On The Moon” was the best song Jani heard from Jesse. Additionally, Jani Lane adds backing vocals to the song “Cross of Mine.”
SouthGang was a Los Angeles-based rock band composed of lead vocalist Jesse Harte, guitarist Butch Walker, bassist Jayce Fincher, and drummer Mitch “Slug” McLee, active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band’s original name was Byte The Bullet, which was changed to SouthGang before they released their first album, Tainted Angel. They had a similar style to many of the other “hair bands” of the era. The band is best remembered for their 1991 single “Tainted Angel,” which received some MTV airplay, especially during Headbanger’s Ball.
FnA Records proudly releases this gem. There will be a regular version of the CD and an autographed Fan Pack available. There will also be vinyl of the super-rare pre-SouthGang band Byte The Bullet. An autographed version limited to 10 copies worldwide will be available, and a small amount of the regular vinyl version will be produced.”
You can purchase one or more of the various versions of Jesse Harte from SouthGang directly from FnA Records‘ website.
Byte The Bullet‘s “Russian Roulette” video: