Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Five Thundertones - Homicidal c/w The Moon Of Manakoora
|Under several names, one of which was The Five Thundertones,Lenny and the Thundertones produced a half-dozen or more intros, many of which have quite a bit of relevance to the surf genre. The stellar "The Moon Of Manakoora" has appear a number of times as by Lenny and the Thundertones, but I don't know if that's really whether there is an alternate issue under that name.|
Picks: Homicidal, The Moon Of Manakoora
Track by Track Review
A handful of instros have surfaced over the years from Lenny and the Thundertones. Presurf, raucous instrumental madness with primal stompin' credentials. Pretty cool!
This is a very pretty surf tune originally from Roy Smeck's soundtrack to Adventures In Paradise. He was very effective at writing just the right Polynesian stereotypes into his island jewels. "The Moon Of Manakoora" is a splendid song, and in a pretty darn surfy format, it's even better! Melodic, smooth, romantic, and a little mysterious.