Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Danny Morris Band - The Golden Prize
|Surf instros lay side by side with soft blues and roots music, and the combo works well. The Danny Morris Band has found a groove that transcends several genre boundaries in a natural and friendly way. An excellent album, especially the opening instro "Flight School."|
Picks: Flight School, Baila Para Mi..., I Only Have Eyes For You, Arthur's Boogie, Our Moon, Pipeline, Please Please Me
Track by Track Review
Big tribal drums and double picked mean surf guitar drive "Flight School" hard. Big and thundering, and very menacing, this track sports fine glissandoes and great surf tone. Drama and surfisms abound in this fine track played out over a classic surf beat.
Acoustic Guitar (Instrumental)
This short acoustic Spanish guitar romp lasts but 18 seconds, but sets the scene for the vocal "You're Mine."
This silky oldies gets the liquid instrumental treatment, and it sure takes to it well. Vibrato and reverb, silky notes, and lush sound. Gives me chills.
Cowboy Surf Boogie (Instrumental)
This classic boogie structure sways in a rockabilly vein with rich tome and lots of flair, plus the inserted glissandoes give it a surfability.
"Our Moon" is a really soft and pleasant kinda song, in a soft jazz surf vein, and emoting romantic yearnings. Very nicely played.
The Chantays' "Pipeline" is Munsters up, enriched and glissando powered, with a more storm surf edge and darker feel. very big, and very cool.
Near Surf (Instrumental)
The Beatles' "Please Please Me" actually works OK in a near surf instro format. The arrangement shows a lot of thought, and the overall feel is splashy warm.