Thursday, November 12, 2009

2 Zombies Later - Modern Lounge Comp

This concoction of every rum on the shelf plus about 30 other ingredients will certainly make you feel like the walking dead after the first two. Don the Beachcomber invented this one back in the ’30s, and people have been carried out of Tiki Bars on a stretcher ever since.
As with most Tiki Cocktails, a lot of people either don’t know how to make it or they cheat by throwing together a couple of things and sticking a pineapple in it. Well, here’s one of the best recipes I could find, from “The Great Tiki Drink Book” By Jennifer Trainer Thompson:
1 1/2 oz Golden Rum
1 oz Dark Rum
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
2 tspn fine sugar (or sugar syrup)
1 tblspn Lime Juice
1/2 tspn Grenadine
3 tspns Passionfruit Syrup
1 tspn 151 Rum (Somehow I think most bartenders use more than a teaspoon)
Pineapple, Orange, Cherry & Fresh Mint for Garnish
Pour all ingredients except the 151 into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake Shake Shake! and strain into a very kool looking Tiki mug over the rocks. Float the 151 on top, garnish with the fruit on a little pirate sword, and add an umbrella. It’s not a Zombie without and umbrella. Extra credit if you have old-fashioned paper straws.

Dug this out of my collection and was stunned - forgotten how great it is. One of my fave modern exotica comps lovingly assembled and released by the Comfort Stand records netlabel. An amusing combination of knowns and unknowns - at least to me. Tipsy and Don Tiki are lounge faves, the Don Tiki cut is standout - you will recognize its roots from the Jungle Exotica collection at Twlight Zone and other places. The Mr. Melvin piece is is an update on "Powerhouse" that has been widely associated with Warners Brother's cartoons, and the Djfreshmonkey piece "Whammo" is a funny torch song. Lots of cool sounds for all.

For more - Check- them out here - quite a bit of nice modern/avant musings and a few surprizes. All free.

These are fairly short - both volumes total about 74 minutes so they fit well on a disc with room for a few more goodies.

Volume One
01 Br. Cleve & His Lush Orchestra - Shaken Not Stirred
02 Eric & Ryan Kilkenny - Bongo Avenger
03 Marble - Wah Factor 3
04 Philip Jackson - Nature Boy
05 Jeff Chenault and Andrew Izold - Exotica Revisited
06 Tipsy - Kitty's Daydream (Longhair mix)
07 Scotch & Soda (Max McMillan) - The Lonely Bull
08 Don Tiki - The Natives Are Restless
09 Jack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music Direction - Acapulco 2000
10 The Weird Lovemakers - Quiet Spillage
11 Skip Heller's Hot Seven - Spy Perfume
12 Otis Fodder - Brilliant Pillows (Many Moons)
13 Astroslut - Love Theme From Astroslut
14 Der Plan - Jungle Village
15 Misty Roses - Up in Flames
16 Künstler Treu - If Jesus Came
17 Sem Sinatra - Toryansay

Volume Two

01 mr_melvis - A Walk Through The Powerhouse
02 Weirdomusic - Fiber, Ruler Of Pinakel
03 djfreshmoney - Whammo
04 Dana Countryman - Cocktails In Space
05 Jan Fornell - Drift
06 Bruce Lenkei - Moonlight Zombie Dance
07 Bumpenstein - Fuad Motel
08 Narcotic Syntax - Pingpong Voodoo
09 Hybe - Venom
10 Impro - Farid, Astronauts from Maghreb
11 Black Sash - You People
12 Mental Anguish/NOMUZIC - Blissful in Enchantro
13 Songs To Drink And Drive By - Walk On By
14 Magnus Sandberg - Island Knockin'



Babbington said...

...ummm that's djfreshmoney, not djfreshmonkey. Although I admit, dj fresh monkey is a much better name.

Mr. Suave said...

Another excellent share. Thanks!

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