Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Jorgen Ingmann - The Many Guitars Of Jorgen Ingmann
|A third of the songs here merit listening, but the rest are just so much hooey. Check out "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen." Superb!|
Picks: Bonanza, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, High Noon, Cherokee, Sweet Talk, Third Man Theme, Wheels, Jalousie, Oceans Of Love, Milord, Hear My Song Violetta, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Track by Track Review
Cowboy MOR (Instrumental)
This is an interesting distortion of Al Caiola's theme to the TV show. It doesn't rock, it doesn't roll, it has no western feel, yet it's oddly cool. All I can say is good grief!
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Jorgen Ingmann plays with this classic guitar boogie with near-flair. One could almost find oneself rockin' in the chair...
The cowboy drama of "High Noon" is almost carried off by Jorgen Ingmann's guitar, dampened by the fluffy backtrack. Still, it's pretty enough.
MOR Surf (Instrumental)
"Cherokee" is a funny track. Soft double picked guitar lightly flows the melody above a soft and almost pointless backtrack. Think elevator surf. Strange.
Decent guitar tone and a too-chumpy MOR backtrack... jeesh, this is so MOR!
Third Man Theme
Oh man! This is a very strange version of a strange song. I can hardly stand it! Blecht!
Sub Surf (Instrumental)
The String-A-Longs' classic "Wheels" is played in a lighter style, and much smoother. Despite the lightness of this track, it's quite endearing.
"Jalousie" was a much covered French melody from a period when cool was defined by guys in bow ties. Egad.
Sub Surf (Instrumental)
A sucky chorus and a fanciful rhythm runs beneath what has to be the only gutty guitar sound on the disc. The echoed parts approach surf in a strange way. Twang meets playboy in an elevator!
Another lost melody that should stay that way! "Milord" serves no purpose in the rock world, but likely causes the swaying of pinkies in the bachelor pad world.
Hear My Song Violetta
A ways from cool, maybe a long way, "Hear My Song Violetta" almost rocks in the bridges. In fact, it almost surfs, but then there's the main body of the song. Big twang, but that's just not enough to carry it off.
Near Surf (Instrumental)
What's this doing here? Dark twang and dirty bass, a circular riff, and a sense of danger. "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" is a pretty cool track, sorta surfish, and definitely NOT like the MOR crud here. Goodness!