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Jon and the Nightriders - Fiberglass Rocket: Selections From The Forthcoming Albumdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is advance peak at the next Jon and the Nightriders CD. 4 magnificent tracks to temp and tease!
Picks: Depth Charge, Amor Del Mar, (The Waves Of) Lunada Bay, Earthquake At Surf City

Track by Track Review


Depth Charge dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is just plain intense! It's the best recording/remix yet of a song that John has been doing for ever with his band. It has become thee Jon and the Nightriders' signature tune. John Blair's first self penned tune for the surf world, and like Danny Amis's "Calhoun Surf," it has become his signature tune, much requested by fans.

Amor Del Mar dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Amor Del Mar" is a really cool and quite moody number, with great acoustic guitar and a nifty Spanish feel. The recording is exquisite, and the performance is flawless. The mid-tempo and gentle afternoon cantina feel are a perfect match. John Zambetti (Malibooz) guests on 12 string guitar.

(The Waves Of) Lunada Bay dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The surf rolls in, and the glissando beckons, then the tasty melody comes along and grabs you. Rompin' fast and pumpin' reverb cool, "(The Waves Of) Lunada Bay" is a magnificent surf epic. A infectious thing indeed.

Earthquake At Surf City dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This great track sounds like it might have been inspired by Dick Dale's "Surfin Rebel," but a few notes in, it takes on an entirely original character. "Earthquake At Surf City" grows on you rather rapidly, due in part to the infectious bass line and rhythm, and the dramatic and shimmering guitar. Totally cool!