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Davie Allan and the Arrows - OST Teenage Rebellion
Six Davie Allan instros among the exploitation tracks of this b-movie pretending to be a documentary. Forget the setting, dig Davie Allan!
Picks: The Geisha Girl, The French Kiss, The Young World, Make Love Not War
Track by Track Review
Orgy Around The World
This is one light bouncer! It has a country light melody that's way fun. It seems like the seed of an idea that's not quite developed, though there are some changes. The break is just a jam. Very much in s fifties style.
The Geisha Girl
"The Geisha Girl" is a lovely instro with classic western Asian melody influences. It features a fine melody line, and is very endearing. It doesn't take much to allow this to drift into a surf space, though it sure is not. Very cool!
The French Kiss
Also recorded as "Diana's Theme," this is a splendid and gentle instro with surf-pretty written all over it. Its playful melody is superb, and its light tone endearing. "The French Kiss" is of the island lovely variety, with a bouncier beat than that usually implies.
The Young World
Romping fuzz and psycho-edged warbles from string bending, extra grode guitar, and a classic Davie Allan melody line. "The Young World" is a fine example of the poppier side of fuzz, yet is a very credible mind rocker.
A Young Girl's Mistake
Goofy and light weight, with electronic percussion (at least the drums sound like Casio on demand - OK more like the percussion of people like Gershon Kingsley or Dick Hyman). Structurally, it has a sort of Elizabethan feel.
Make Love Not War
One-note drama oozes from the intro to this intense instro. Also called "Action on the Street," "Make Love Not War" is an interesting tack in its complete lack of melody that nonetheless creates the kind of raw-nerve tension that Armageddon used so effectively with "Buzzard." It's big drama and mix of rhythm elements make it hard to ignore.