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The Beat Poets - Silent Nightdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a fine CD single from one of the most unusual bands in Scotland. It sports major edge, lots of tasty licks, a horn section that doesn't quit, and ample chunk. Magically enticing. The lone holiday track is accompanied by two additional tracks. While Totally Radio is the title of their full length album, it is not on the album. Go figure. This is a fine CD single.
Picks: Silent Night, Totally Radio, The Ghost Of Lonnie Mack

Track by Track Review


Silent Night dotdotdotdot
Surf-N-Soul Groove (Instrumental)

Yikes! Very cool super chunk version of the Yule classico, given new life with edgie guitar, jangly bells, and a baritone sax and a trumpet that would give Dick Dale inspiration. It's amazing what a large band can do for rock and roll when it's not in the hands of CTA or Lawrence Welk. Give me more.

Totally Radio dotdotdotdot
Surf-N-Soul Groove (Instrumental)

Edgin' it's way into the territory that Chicago hoped to occupy, but only occasionally passed through, with an organ as big as Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys, and a rockin' club beat as big as the Apollo 30 years ago.

The Ghost Of Lonnie Mack dotdotdotdot
Surf-N-Soul Groove (Instrumental)

Uh-oh! Totally tubular Memphis chicken' pickin', as only Lonnie Mack used to do on those great old Fraternity sides. Big guitar, cool horn section, and major infectious energy.