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Deniz Tek Collection Vol. 2: Take it to the Vertical

by Deniz Tek

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    12" vinyl pressed on CLEAR vinyl.
    Second pressing of Take it to the Vertical

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Don't Axe Me 04:25
Steel Beach 04:06
Me & Gene 03:49
Ships In 03:55
Press On 02:31


Wild Honey Records is proud to announce the reissue, for the first time in vinyl, Radio Birdman founder Deniz Tek’s groundbreaking LP “Take It To The Vertical”.

“Take It To The Vertical”, originally released by Redeye/Polydor Records Australia in 1992, was Deniz Tek’s first solo album. Recorded at historic SugarHill Studios in Houston, Texas, the album features Radio Birdman’s Chris Masuak on guitar and keyboards; and The Stooges’ Scott Asheton on drums. There are extensive liner notes, never before seen photos, and a bonus track that was not on the original release.

This amazing album has been long out of print, rare, and nearly impossible to find. It will now be available worldwide from Wild Honey as part two of a series of archival releases of Deniz Tek’s work.


released March 19, 2021

Band Personnel:
Deniz Tek: Guitar, vocals
Chris Masuak: Guitar, vocals, keyboards, mazaphonic tremolator Scott “Rock Action” Asheton: Drums, percussion
Phil “Dust” Peterson: Bass
Grady Gaines: Tenor saxophone
Angie Pepper: vocals
Andy Bradley: Engineer

Produced by Deniz Tek, Chris Masuak and Andy Bradley at SugarHill Studios, Houston, Texas
Mixed by Andy Bradley and Deniz Tek

All songs (c) and (p) Deniz Tek, Universal Music Publishing, Australia / APRA except:
Dead If Looks Could Kill (D.Tek and C. Masuak) Where Dreams Go (A.Pepper and D.Tek)
Ships In (D.Tek and M.Sisto)
Me and Gene (R.Schuster)


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Deniz Tek

Deniz Tek is a guitarist, singer/songwriter and record producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His career in music, grounded in late-60's Detroit rock, extends through several decades and across continents. He is
best known as a founding member of the influential and groundbreaking Australian band Radio Birdman.. Please visit
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