Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Danny Morris Band - The Golden Prizedotdotdot
artworkSurf 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

Flight School dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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.

Baila Para Mi... dotdotdot
Acoustic Guitar (Instrumental)

This short acoustic Spanish guitar romp lasts but 18 seconds, but sets the scene for the vocal "You're Mine."

I Only Have Eyes For You dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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.

Arthur's Boogie dotdotdot
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 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Our Moon" is a really soft and pleasant kinda song, in a soft jazz surf vein, and emoting romantic yearnings. Very nicely played.

Pipeline dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Chantays' "Pipeline" is Munsters up, enriched and glissando powered, with a more storm surf edge and darker feel. very big, and very cool.

Please Please Me dotdotdot
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.