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Shane Fenton and the Fentones - The Complete A-Sides and B-Sidesdotdotdot
artworkThe Fentones were a Shadows oriented guitar instro band that backed Shane Fenton. Four instros here.
Picks: The Mexican, Lover's Guitar, The Breeze and I, Just For Jerry

Track by Track Review


The Mexican dotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

"The Mexican" is a haunting instro with that big guitar echoed sound made famous by Hank Marvin. This is a fine track with a solid sound and rhythm.

Lover's Guitar dotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Some damped passages display the tape echo, while others float on an MOR cloud of Shadowsy guitar. Tasteful, and restrained.

The Breeze and I dotdotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

This a gorgeous and haunting rendition of Ernesto Lecuona's "The Breeze and I." It's not surf, being very Euro-centric, but it's in the style of some of the influences on various surf bands, including the Challengers and Australia's Atlantics. The performance is hot, and the guitar sound is very intense! Some double picked verses add to the mystery.

Just For Jerry dotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

"Just For Jerry" is a soft romantic floater of a guitar instro. tasteful, but not very interesting.