David Neil Cline has been recording and performing heavy rock for 3 decades. As a child, he learned to play music from his multi talented father who in the late 50's early 60's played in the band Danny and the Zeltones (later changed to Zelrocks). The leader of the band being Danny Zella, they released a hand full of records some on the label Big Top Records. David received his first electric guitar and amp at age 9. By age 15 he started playing clubs and weddings in the Detroit band "Hustler". At age 16 he played clubs in a band called "Sextion". In the late 70's, David and Sextion member John Sanchez formed the original band "Predator". Predator preformed, wrote and recorded songs for about 5 years and in 1984 released a cassette album called "The latest and Greatest of Predator". They broke up soon after.
David's first solo album "A Fit of Rage" was recorded in 1985 at the same recording studio that Predator recorded at. It wasn't released until 1987. The album was only released on vinyl on the indie label Gazochtahagen Records, distributed nationally by Important Records. It featured David on guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals and Mark Mann on drums. In 1991 it was released on a CD called "A fit of Rage (remix plus two)" with two new bonus tracks added featuring J.D. Donnelly on bass and Jeff Giovannangel on durms. The album was re-mixed and re-mastered to CD again in 2007 with another two bonus tracks added and called "A Fit of Rage (final mix)" featuring once again David on guitars, bass and vocals and Jeff Giovannangel on drums and vocals on one song. This is the 20'Th year anniversary CD for the "A Fit of Rage" album. The CD looks exactly like a mini version of the original vinyl album inside and out including record grooves and all.
During 1986 and 87, David also formed the band Trama and played the larger venues in Ohio and the Detroit metro area with bands such as Seduce, Halloween, Murder City(who became Sponge) and opened for many national acts such as Rick Derringer, Foghat, Paul Di'Anno (formally of Iron Maiden), just to name a few. Members of Trama were David on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Bill Cozy on guitars, Dexter Arney on Drums and J.D. Donnelly on bass.
David's second album "Malefic Influence" was recorded in 1987 with the members of Trama then released in 1989 on cassette and vinyl. This album was also on the Gazochtahagen label and distributed nationally by Important Records for a short time. Mike Combs (from Predator) doing backing vocals on the song "Crazy Dream", These now collectable vinyl albums have been seen going for up to $100.00 an album in France and other areas of Europe. The song "Crazy Dream" was in regular rotation at a radio station in Turkey. And the song "Governmental Brainwash" received quite a bit of airplay on Zrock in Detroit and Flint, Michigan in the early 90's. In 2000 Malefic Influence was re-mastered and released on CD.
During the years 1995 to 1998 David recorded and released two albums with the band The Wooden Boogers. The first album "Delta Nitro Viking Funk" featured Jeff Giovannangeli on drums and vocals on two songs, David on lead vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards. The second album "ITSNOTWHATYOUTHINK" featured Jerry (Snake) Bazil on drums and backing vocals, Bruce Lehto on guitars, trombone and backing vocals and David on Lead vocals and slap bass. The Wooden Boogers music was quite a bit different from David's solo material with a very funky, new-age feel to it with very strange lyrics. The Wooden Boogers albums are scheduled to be re-mixed, re-mastered and released soon.
In 2001 David released a third solo CD album called "Thorough Scrutiny". Most of the tracks were originally recorded in the early 1990s in various basement type studios. Some vocals, keyboards and lead guitar tracks were recorded in 2000. Members on the recordings were: David on guitars, bass on a few tracks, keyboards and vocals, Mike Combs (from Predator) backing vocals on the song "Take it or Leave it", Dexter Arney drums on four songs, Jeff Giovannangeli performing the rest of the drum tracks, J.D. Donnelly bass, Donny Allen rhythm guitar and Tom McConnel bass on a song. Taking a kind of Frank Zappa approach to the production, intertwining the songs with weird keyboard effects and strange events, most of which were members of the band fooling around in the studios while recording. It definitely gives you a look into the different and very unusual minds of these very Talented musicians. The song "Fate of Pain" was used in a Canadian movie sound track called "Stupid People do Stupid Things" a Damien Gilbert production. The same song also appeared on many compilation CDs and got plenty of airplay on Internet, cable and satellite radio stations. Thorough Scrutiny also includes two remakes. "Follow Me" written by the late blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and a very cool live version of the song "Snort'in Whiskey" by Pat Travers.
After a licensing deal with the German record label "Rock it up Records", the import CD called "The David Neil Cline Band/A piece of History/The Best of" was released in 2007. The CD contains 4 remixed songs from each of David's previous albums plus two never heard before bonus tracks.
After a long drawn out relocation process and the birth of a brand new recording studio, David released his fifth solo album called: The David Neil Cline Band/Flying in a Cloud of Controversy. The album was finished in 2010 and released in spring 2011. David being the producer, engineer, performing lead and backing vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, bass, Hammond organ and assorted percussion. Jeff Giovannangeli on drums, The late J.D Donnelly (from previous albums):bass on two songs, Todd Reed: lead and rhythm guitar, and Jim Morris of the Jim Morris Band played lead guitar on 4 tracks. The very angry and political lyrics most definitely fit the title and are sure to stir up some kind of controversy. The songs "Road Rage" and "Going Postal" have received tons of airplay in Northern Michigan on the radio station Real Rock 105.1-95.5. Songs from this album are still getting airplay on other various stations all over the world. Originally the 14 song final CD package was going to contain a DVD full of live performances from over the years plus a production video of the radio single "Road Rage". But due to finances the DVD was not included but most of the videos have been uploaded and can now be viewed on youtube.
May 2011 David and his band released a new two song single called "Mental Baggage" and "Toothbrush". Mental baggage being more of an upbeat hard rock song. Toothbrush a very moody, bluesy type song. The single featured David on guitars, vocals and Hammond organ, Jeff Giovannangeli on drums and Ronnie Racine on bass guitar.
David is currently working on new material while playing in a working band called STS.
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