Friday, August 17, 2012

Upstairs At Larry's - Lawrence Welk Uncorked

Upstairs At Larry's - Lawrence Welk Uncorked

Whoever thought that Lawrence Welk could be anything but "old school cool?" With revamped and remixed cuts from some of the best club DJ's around, Lawrence Welk has been re-invented and club kids and hipsters all over will soon be sipping champagne and grooving to Larry. The frothiness of the originals is not diminished in any way - making this a real heartfelt tribute. With songs like "You are My Sunshine" and "Baby Elephant Walk" backed by thumping beats and mellow grooves, songs like "Caravan" would be a perfect fit at any club, lounge, or party. It is best listened to the whole way through because the album is so wonderfully constructed song by song it takes you on a journey that comes full circle. All in all, fabulously fun and clever in a bubbly modern sort of way. If you are a lover of loungey songs done with a very modern take, then you might want this. Fun to freak out the grandparents.

1. Green Sheik Of Araby Greens Keepers 2. Champagne Time Rithma 3. Baby Elephant Walk Monkey Bars 4. Caravan Groove Junkies 5. String Of Pearls Kaskade 6. Honey Boston Tea Boys 7. You Are My Sunshine Joy & The Spider 8. Baby Elephant Safari DJ Keri & DJ 43 9. You Can Dance Q-Burns Abstract Message 10. Let's Go Dance Again East Coast Boogiemen 11. Bubbles In The Wine Dex Dubious 12. Scatterbrain Nobody 13. Watch What Happens Physics 14. Let It Be Me Magic Elephant Orchestra 15. Blue Velvet Smitty


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Tomorrow Men - It's About Time Revised

 Original melodies, progressions, arrangements influenced by some of the very best surf bands in the world - The Madeira, Man or Astroman?, Dick Dale, Laika and The Cosmonauts, The Ventures, The Bambi Molesters, Pollo Del Mar, Satan's Pilgrims, Slacktone, Los Twang Marvels.  The songs are top notch - melodic surf with a sharp edge, an old feel and a modern vibe.  They sound like a fusion of many bands but in the end, have a unique sound, fast and furious guitars. A keeper.

In deference to the band's request - I have removed the full album and posted the 1st 3 cuts as evaluation samples. Like it - go buy it, like I did.

1. Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle)     2:28    
    2. Tempori Parendum     2:49    
    3. Maelstrom     3:37    
    4. Curse You Fred Haines     2:42    
    5. Midnight At The ChronoLab     3:29    
    6. Mobius Transformation     2:55
    7. Argosy     2:31    
    8. Phistful of Photons     3:10    
    9. Claire de Lune     3:40    
    10. Run Ripley Run     2:46    
    11. Momentium     3:46    
    12. Chronosurf     2:40    
    13. Requiem for a TomorrowMan     3:06


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