Today we have the battle of the twangs -- old vs. new. Two fun tributes to the Shadows -- one by non surf guitarists and one by modern surf groups.
Who will win? Your votes will tell!!!!
In this Corner -- TWANG
Another comp of Shadows songs – this time from non-surf oriented guitarists. It offers a different taste from the Nivram Tribute – which is fun. This is a fantastic CD in itself and serves as a good bookend to the Shadows. Knopfler and Blackmore are particularly good here, as is Hank Marvin himself. I don’t think there is a bad song on this compilation (a rare thing to say about any tribute album). It's not the kind ultra frenetic guitar slinging that leads to so many speeding tickets; instead it's more like the perfect background music for work or kicking back at the end of the day with the headphones on. Gutsy, melodic, and soulful stuff for anybody who digs the sound of a strat guitar.
1. Apache - Ritchie Blackmore 2. FBI - Brian May 3. Wonderful Land - Tony Iommi 4. The Savage - Steve Stevens 5. The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt - Hank Marvin 6. Midnight - Peter Green 7. Spring Is Nearly Here - Neil Young And Randy Bachman 8. Atlantis - Mark Knopfler 9. The Frightened City - Peter Frampton 10. Dance On - Keith Urban & Stewart Copeland 11. Stingray - Andy Summers 12. The Stranger - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones
Evening in Nivram
16 top instro/ surf/ garage bands paying tribute to one of the legendary instrumental bands of the 60's. Features a rare solo track by Concrete Blonde guitarist Jim Mankey, along with other rippin' instros by Omega Men, Tiki Tones, Falcons, Aqua Velvets, Satan's Pilgrims, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Fathoms, Boss Martians and more.
This CD is quite impressive--all of these artists demonstrate fine musicianship throughout. What’s really cool is while we get excellent versions of big hits like "Apache" and "Man of Mystery", a number of the more obscure Shadows tunes from EPs and LPs were selected as well. In many cases, there is no attempt to duplicate the original versions--these artists put their own "stamp" on them, which is why I like this tribute set.
My fave tracks --the Aqua Velvets' lovely "Atlantis", Jim Mankey's ( a reare cut from the guitarist of Concrete Blonde) "Back Home" and the Space Cossacks' blistering "The Savage". All this music is good though, and the sound quality good all way thru.
Main Theme - Omega Men 2. Apache - The Falcons 3. Gonzales - Huntington Cads 4. Atlantis - Aqua Velvets 5. Man of Mystery - Fathoms 6. Savage - Space Cossacks 7. Don't It Make You Feel Good - Boss Martians 8. Lute Number - Troubadours 9. Evening Comes- The Alohas 10. Tomorrow's Cancelled - Tiki Tones 11. Tales of a Raggy Tramline - Davie Allan & The Arrows 12. The Traveller’s of Time - Maroc 7 13. Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt – Satan’s Pilgrims 14. Zambesi - The Deoras 15. Theme for Young Lovers - Teisco del Rey 16. Back Home - James Mankeyniv1