Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Bruno and the Gladiators - Warm Is The Sun c/w Istanbul
|This first single from Bruno and the Gladiators sports lots of energy and spunk, and is just different enough to stand out from the late surf crowd.|
Picks: Warm Is The Sun, Istanbul
Track by Track Review
This is an amazing single. The guitar is surfy, but the organ carries the lead melody. It's got the sparkle of the Tornados and the feel of the surf. There aren't many surf instros with organ that work well for me, but this one surely does. "Warm Is The Sun" is a classic song, and Bruno and the Gladiators take it to new heights, with infectious power and exhilarating energy.
This is a paradoxical rendering of the classic "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)." Paradoxical because the pumped up energy and surf guitar rock hard, while the console organ is just too mall rat cheesy. High energy and an infectious beat, with no shortage of charm.