Dillon Fence

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Dillon Fence was an American rock band in the mid-1980s to 1995. They have been described as "a key band in the tres chic Chapel Hill, North Carolina, scene".[citation needed]

The band released three full-length albums (Rosemary, Outside In and Living Room Scene) and two CD singles on Mammoth Records. They also released an EP "Dillon Fence" on their own label, Nocar. In 2004, MoRisen released their greatest hits CD, which included an EP of new material. They also released a 3-song EP entitled "Christmas" in 1991.

Singer/songwriter Greg Humphreys' songs have been covered by bands like Hootie and the Blowfish (who used to open for them and later vice versa) and Letters to Cleo. The band was also made up of drummer Scott Carle, guitarist Kent Alpin and bassist Chris Goode.

Prior to Carle joining on drums, Brooke Pitts, a founder member of the band and original drummer, played drums during the band's first two formative years and was featured on the "Turtle Tapes" demo recordings. His brother, Trent Pitts, played drums for the subsequent two years, and was featured on the original EP "Dillon Fence"—a break-out record for the band. These early recordings included Dillon Fence standards such as Something For You, For Awhile, and Baby on Board.

In December 2000, they regrouped for a 3-date tour and recorded a double-CD album Live at the Cat's Cradle. They also did summer reunion tours in 2004 and 2005 to support the greatest hits album.

Greg Humphreys now leads a soul-funk group called Hobex. Scott Carle was in Collapsis (Cherry/Universal) in 2000. Later he joined the B-Sides with Ken Mosher (Squirrel Nut Zippers) & future members of The Never. Next was Marat, a heavy rock band on MoRisen records which included members of the Veldt (DesWhite), Snatches of Pink (MikeRank) and on vocals, John Ensslin from What Peggy Wants. As of 2008, Scott is playing with Bull City, a 4-piece rock outfit, and also with Lost In The Trees, a 13-piece orchestra on Trekky records. 'Lost In The Trees' is fronted by Ari Picker, who was in the B-sides and later The Never. Kent Alphin formed Granger after Dillon Fence and included S.Carle and G.Gilbert. They released a CD on Shanachie records. Kent is still writing and recording songs as of 2008. Chris Goode was in Straddlecat while in Seattle, WA. They recorded two CDs of material ranging from punk to pop and rock. Chris also records and writes new material.

Dillon Fence still perform on a semi-regular basis in the Southeastern United States.

Discography[edit]

  1. Something for You (3:19)
  2. Unlucky Soul (2:04)
  3. Why (3:16)
  4. For Awhile (3:51)
  5. Frances (3:29)
  6. Ben Franklin's Theme (3:09)
  1. Christmas (3:11)
  2. Playful (3:42)
  3. In the Sound (2:40)
  1. Daylight (3:49)
  2. Hey Mockingbird (2:59)
  3. Summer (3:35)
  4. Sad Inheritance (3:07)
  5. Danger! (3:51)
  6. I'll Wait (3:04)
  7. Playful (4:04)
  8. Something For You (2:46)
  9. Guilty (2:52)
  10. How Did You Get So High (2:37)
  11. I Will Break (5:12)
  1. Collapsis (3:53)
  2. Poor Poor Lonely (3:10)
  3. Safety Net (2:51)
  4. Remember (3:43)
  5. Union Grove (2:06)
  6. One Bad Habit (3:27)
  7. Any Other Way (3:34)
  8. Waking Up (2:31)
  9. Black Eyed Susan (2:43)
  10. Lisa Marie (2:47)
  11. Headache (3:07)
  12. Hold Me Down (3:10)
  13. Inward Ho (3:19)
  14. Hard To Please (4:11)
  1. Living Room Scene (4:02)
  2. Laugh (4:15)
  3. Queen of the In-Between (3:20)
  4. The Right Road (3:37)
  5. Unnoticed (3:14)
  6. High School Sap (4:14)
  7. Day After Tomorrow (4:59)
  8. Where's Your Kiss (3:47)
  9. Coffee Cup (4:28)
  10. Stranded (4:02)
  11. Turnstile (2:46)
  12. Chain Letter (4:28)
  13. Fayetteville (12:59)
  1. For a While
  2. Day Light
  3. Black Eyed Susan
  4. Playful
  5. Frances
  6. Unnoticed
  7. Remember
  8. Living Room Scene
  9. Any Other Way
  10. Hey Mockingbird
  • Disc: 2
  1. Where's Your Kiss
  2. Ben Franklin's Theme
  3. One Bad Habit
  4. Sad Inheritance
  5. Danger
  6. Poor Poor Lonely
  7. Summer
  8. Something for You
  9. I Will Break
  10. Christmas
  1. For A While (3:51)
  2. Black Eyed Susan (2:43)
  3. Something For You (2:48)
  4. Collapsis (3:53)
  5. I Will Break (5:20)
  6. One Bad Habit (3:27)
  7. Frances (3:31)
  8. Daylight (3:47)
  9. Sugarcane (4:42)
  10. Sad Inheritance (3:09)
  11. Living Room Scene (4:00)
  12. Summer (3:36)
  13. Lisa Marie (2:46)
  14. Why (3:18)
  15. Hey Mockingbird (2:54)
  16. Remember (3:43)
  17. Queen Of The In Between(3:20)
  18. Any Other Way (3:34)
  • Disc: 2
  1. Bite of an Apple (4:06)
  2. I'll Learn (2:51)
  3. Simpler Times (4:02)
  4. Our Love Is Understood (3:24)
  5. For Anyone (4:15)
  6. Lovers Lane (1:59)
  7. Lonely Moon (2:43)

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