Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shadowymen On A Shadowy Planet Tribute

have to admit, some tributes are hit or miss -- you may like some tracks, but some of the covers may sound flat or uninspired, falling short of originals' level of quality -- BUT NOT SO HERE.
With this release, the opposite is true. The songs take a new life of their own and the end result is a genuine treasure. I've bought my share of instro tributes, but this one is better than all.
The reason? I have to guess that it's got a lot to do with The Shadowy Men's status as one of the forefathers of the third wave of Surf Instro, and being a seminal band in both the US and Canada.
Don't miss out on this one. A++ all the way.

1. Good Cop Bad Cop 2. Zombie Compromise 3. Shake Some Evil - Mulchmen 4. Egypt Texas - Insect Surfers 5. Customized 6. Harlem by the Sea 7. Having an Average Weekend 8. Reid's Situation - Spy-Fi 9. Aunt's Invasion - The Sandblasters 10. Hot Box Car 11. Jackpot 12. Ben Hur Picked off in a Gazebo - Pop Defect, 13. Siesta Cinema 14. Unwatchable/Three Piece Suit - Squid Vicious 15. That Wuz Ear Me Callin' a Horse - Breakfastime 16. Spy School Graduation Theme - Squid Vicious 17. Mecca 18. Algoma Reflections - The Sadies 19. Peas Porridge Rock/You Spin Me Round '86 - The Surfdusters 20. They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas Anymore 21. Off Our Back Conrad Black - The Sawney Bean Band 22. Memories of Gay Paree



Vincent Trails said...

I'm the guitar player from the Dead Barons, the band doing Zombie Compromise on track 2. All these years later it's great to hear the album is liked. Cheers.

DaBoss said...

Thanks, Vincent. It is always gratifying to hear from the members of the bands whose music I admire and love. You guys (and gals)put your heart and soul into this and we want you to know how much your efforts are appreciated. We are a small but very dedicated - even fanatical audience. Can't get enough of the stuff.

Larabee said...

Great stuff George. I'm new to the Lounge. Aside from the comments section, is there a good way to contact you to make music recommendations?

Unknown said...

Any chance you can re-up Things that Dreams are made of and R. Crumb stuff?

Unknown said...

Any chance you can re-up Things that Dreams are made of and R. Crumb stuff?

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