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The Danny Morris Band - Look What You Diddotdotdotdot
artworkLook What You Did has seven instrumentals on it in a much more twang country style than Danny's earlier work. If you like that big Austin twang sound and a touch of surf, this will please you.
Picks: Tequila Beach!, Rubber Band Song, Look What You Did!!, Theme from Exodus, Bumble Bee

Track by Track Review


Tequila Beach! dotdotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

Big twang and an infectious riff are at the root of "Tequila Beach!." The tone and stylish blend of surf and country twang are irresistible. There is quite a bit of power here, mostly from the guitar's sound. The break features some jazzy bent chords and demented splash.

Rubber Band Song dotdotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

The opening notes are all bendy and weird in support of the songs title, and the whammy dips and warbles continue throughout. There are also song low brow voicings that add to the mental case imagery. "Rubber Band Song" is a very original track.

Look What You Did!! dotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

Big country twango here. Fans of Eddie Angel or the Austin scene will really appreciate "Look What You Did!!." The title is inserted at many verse junctures. This is all country fun!

Theme from Exodus dotdotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

Muted reverb patterns open, then dry chords and delicate bass and drums support twangy whammy bar grooviness. There's a kinda goofy chorus that under normal circumstances I'd run from, but here. it seems very cool, especially when it yields to a whistling Enio Morrecone arrangement. "Theme from Exodus" ends up with a very original arrangement, and delivers a great listening experience.

Man of Mystery dotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

The Shadows' "Man Of Mystery" os extra echoed and twanged. The stereo delay on the guitar seemed distracting to me, but at a distance it works pretty well, just not on headphones. Pretty fun.

Bumble Bee dotdotdotdot
Surf Country (Instrumental)

This is a loud and driven version of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight Of The Bumble Bee," with more notes than the obvious stripped down Ventures arrangement, but less than The Surf Coasters. Hats off to Danny Morris for taking this song where it needs to be. Double picked, a bit dark, and very cool!

Green Acres
Surf Country (Instrumental)

Stark stereo delayed guitar has a great deal of fun with Vic Mizzy's TV theme. The delay adds a strange dementia to an already very silly song. This is totally fun, right up there with Snake-Out's version.