Vinyl LP pressing. Denny Lile was a local legend - a gifted songwriter, singer and guitarist who seemed poised for fame, but his once-rising star sputtered out in a tragic spiral that ended with his death from alcoholism at age 44 in 1995. The new album Hear the Bang: The Life and Music of Denny Lile unveils the late soul singer/songwriter's brilliant and visionary unreleased debut album which has been lost for 40 years. Within it's fabric lie 16 songs that foreshadow the arrival of the Americana genre and were recorded at the same time as Neil Young's foundational Harvest album. Lile's story also stands as a broader fable. It parallels that of many other formidable regional talents who lived and died in obscurity within the sprawling landscape of American popular music.