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The Danny Morris Band - I Don't Worrydotdotdot
artworkThis 1997 release from the Danny Morris Band sports 8 instros in a surf or near surf vein. Excellent playing and inviting sound.
Picks: Heads Up, Fireball, Navajo Tears, Experiment In Terror, Miserlou, The Stalker, Latin'ia, Banzai Pipeline

Track by Track Review

Heads Up dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Much more blues than surf in arrangement, but nicely done. Freddy King's "Heads Up" made the playlists of several surfbands, including the Lively Ones.

Fireball dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very nice rendition of the Fireballs' namesake song "Fireball." It's more aggressive than the original, less reverby than most covers, with groovy whammy and rhythm. Danny Morris plays the guitar really well here.

Navajo Tears dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

"Navajo Tears" is a Danny Morris original in a style that straddles surf and the Shadows. It's a stylish and enjoyable track with tribal drums and rhythm in the breaks, where double picked guitar reigns.

Experiment In Terror dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

Henry Mancini's song has seen several rearrangements in recent years. This is among the more sultry and liquid versions. It's quite a groovy track, with a flowing saucy sound, and long aquatic whammy chords.

Miserlou dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thee surf classic, played in a somewhat restrained performance. The double picking is tight, and the arrangement is borne of Dick Dale's Rendezvous version. A solid and enjoyable version.

The Stalker dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

Duane Eddy's "The Stalker" is slowly shimmered out on a bed of vibrato and drama. Moody and deliberate.

Latin'ia dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tommy Nunes' glorious "Latin'ia" is very nicely done here. Thick, rich, moody, and very liquid. Beautiful chords, lush tone, and great Latin rhythms. A fine cover of an essential surf instro.

Banzai Pipeline dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is essentially the Astronauts' arrangement of Henry Mancini's surf epic. Powerful and rich, with that groovy rhythm Mancini wrote. Nice track.