An all instrumental guitar driven main course of steamin' surf rock served on a bed of spaghetti western twang smothered in a spicy hot sauce blend of ska,country, 60's brit rock,latin and other melodic ethnic surf inspired delights.
NEW GANDY DANCER-
THE MAGAZINE FOR ROCK INSTUMENTAL MUSIC [ISSUE 54]
From Guelph in Ontario comes this exciting talent on his first CD. John is a guitar player and a guitar teacher and this is a series of his invigorating interpretations of surf music. There’s bits of everything absorbed like The Ventures, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, classical and even flamenco, but the beauty is of the original music [most of it is] and the fresh, clear, active toe tapping sounds plus the fast, tricky and clever licks that just hypnotise. The supporting musicians are great too.
Trailblazer is a stoccato surfer and Surfer Across the Mersey has a Paul Johnson feel to it. Surfer Shuffle is a fast quirky rock guitar feature with lots of good things happening and for us the neatest track is the cool Spy Guy- tuneful, honest and immediately in your face with its strong melody. Shoreline Serenade is a meaningful tight Duane Eddy sound and Mike Beddoes of Vancouver’s Falcons will savour the rocking and rollicking of Sierra Sunset. Ethno Surfario 2001 is a wonderfully concocted medley of none originals for once in Hava Nagila, 2001,Greensleeves,, Rap City and Volga Boatman and it is a real album high spot.
Marvellous CD. Get the pen out and write for it - it is an indispensable Christmas present to treat yourself with. **** [Davey]
1 Intro 1965 2 Trailblazer 3 El Toro 4 Hey Eddie! 5 Club Med[itation] 6 Surfer Shuffle 7 Spy Guy 8 Ska Beach 9 Shoreline Serenade 10 Open Up [St. Peter] 11 Surfer Cross the Mersey 12 Sierra Sunset 13 Chuckwagon 14 Coyote Trail 15 Ethno Surfario 2001
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