|Cal N. Dere gets ready to hiccup a song|
She then woke Dere and played him the recording. All he could do was smile as he made a list of songs he wanted to hiccup. He recorded three of his favorites and sent them into Party Harte Records. The songs he hiccuped were, "Hotel California", an Eagles hit song, "Ina Godda Davida", by Iron Butterfly, and "The Twist", a Chubby Checker hit. Party Harte executives were blown away and signed Dere to a recording contract.
Dere told OFF THE WALL his biggest fear was touring after his album came out. "Getting up there on the stage in front of thousands of screaming girls will be a turn on, but it might scare the hiccups out of me and if that happens, I'm done!" As for Mrs. Dere's take on all that has happened, " At first his hiccups turned me on, but now I just take it one hiccup at a time."
OFF THE WALL NEWS will be at that first concert, when and if it happens.