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The Huntington Cads - Go Exotic!!dotdotdotdot
artworkThe Huntington Cads reside in that void between the Tiki-Tones and Surf, where the waves are reverbin' in the structures, and the lounge is adorned with tikis and torch lanterns. The playing is pretty, luscious, precise, and very clean. Many tracks feature that wet surf guitar lead, and acoustic guitar rhythms, while others feature a Martin Denny vibraphone. Oleaje Exotica Deluxe! This is a well-recorded CD full of great listening, either as a main attraction, or as a bed for a bit of the wine & wrestle.
Picks: Far East Fling, Ebonite Satellite, Lunar Luau, Enchantment, Al Malaikah, Go Exotic, Sirrocco, Shangri La, El Cordobe's, M' Bwana, Paradise Lost, The Corsair, DeGuello, Forbidden Shores

Track by Track Review


Far East Fling dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A great happy bouncy surf melody!

Ebonite Satellite dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Ebonite Satellite" is a gently double picked number that oozes Spanish California coolness.

Lunar Luau dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Derivative of something I can't place, but infectious anyway.

Enchantment dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Loungie smooth Hawaiian mood music!

Al Malaikah dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Vibrato, smooth and sinewy, with nice whammy action, and a touch of the Middle East.

Go Exotic dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Really nice infectious surf, catchy and emjoyable. I think I come back to this track more than any other on this CD.

Sirrocco dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Like a cool bath in the shadow of the tiki in exotic Samoa.

Shangri La dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Vibrato shimmer and whammy action accent a good melody.

El Cordobe's dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cool gentility oozes from this double picked tune.

M' Bwana dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great drums under a whammy laden shimmery song.

Paradise Lost dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow dancing in Honolulu under the torches while a gentle breeze whooshes through the air peek-a-boo flap lifting a wrap-around barely covering a naked body... yikes... a sensuous song.

The Corsair dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Gentle, but not too memorable.

DeGuello dot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great drums and guitar syncopation, a decent melody, precise picking. Just not inspiring.

Forbidden Shores dot
Surf (Instrumental)

A "Wild As The Sea" feel to this sunset stroll number. Low-E strings work gives it a faintly ominous or mysterious air, but nothing special.