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Studio album by Pezz (Billy Talent)
Released July 23, 1999
2005 (re-release)
Recorded 1999 in Mississauga, Ontario
Label Self-released
Atlantic (re-release)
Producer Brad "Merlin" Nelson
Pezz (Billy Talent) chronology
(as Pezz)

Try Honesty EP

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Track listing

All tracks written by Pezz except where noted.

1."M & M"4:15
4."Mother's Native Instrument"4:55
5."Bird in the Basement"3:44
7."When I Was a Little Girl"2:04
8."Warmth of Windows"3:03
9."Square Root of Me"3:57
17."New Orleans Is Sinking" (The Tragically Hip cover)1:14

HMV is a UK based music and film retailer. The first HMV-branded store was opened by the Gramophone Company on Oxford Street in 1921, and the HMV name was also used for television and radio sets manufactured from the 1930s onwards. The retail side of the business began to expand in the 1960s, and in 1998 was divested from EMI, the successor to the Gramophone Company, to form what would become HMV Group.

Benjamin Kowalewicz musician

Benjamin Ian Kowalewicz is a Canadian singer and the lead singer of the punk rock band Billy Talent.


Ian DSa Canadian musician

Ian D'Sa is an English-born Canadian guitarist for the band Billy Talent. He is of Goan background.

Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure. The lead is the featured guitar, which usually plays single-note-based lines or double-stops. In rock, heavy metal, blues, jazz, punk, fusion, some pop, and other music styles, lead guitar lines are usually supported by a second guitarist who plays rhythm guitar, which consists of accompaniment chords and riffs.

Backing vocalist singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists

Backing vocalists or backup singers are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists. In some cases, a backing vocalist may sing alone as a lead-in to the main vocalist's entry or to sing a counter-melody. Backing vocalists are used in a broad range of popular music, traditional music and world music styles.

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