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Geoff Stitch - At Home [v2]dotdotdot
artworkThis CD-R comes from guitarist Geoff Stitch, who was at the helm of the Reverbs and the Surfonics. Most of it is blues and jazz, but two tracks are in his amiable surf style with full reverb.

Vocals include That Will Never Due.
Picks: Blues With A Feeling, Bye Bye Blues, Angry, Geoff's Surf Original, Alabama Jubilee, Blues Night Tonight, Bye Bye Blues, Good Blues Tonight, Shuffle-ing Blues in C, Surf Jam with Geoff's Jaguar, Autumn Leaves, Blues with a Feeling, Boogie In E (with 1964 Fender Jaguar), Watch What Happens, Alabama Jubilee, Boogie In E (with Mosrite), Mediation

Track by Track Review


Blues With A Feeling dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Lumbering blues with mumblin' and a Freddie King feel. On the soothing and familiar side of the blues.

Bye Bye Blues dotdotdot
Flapper Jazz (Instrumental)

The blues move to banjo in a light hearted and bouncy setting. Kinda like the twenties flappers woulda dug.

Angry dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

"Angry" doesn't sound very angry to me. Bouncy and playful, it seems much more celebrative than pissy.

Geoff's Surf Original dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Geoff's Surf Original" is a liquid fun surf pleasure against drum machine, with playful melody lines and bouncy rhythm. Way on the happy side, yet with just a touch of caution. Very nice track!

Alabama Jubilee dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Geoff Stitch plays his pluckin' heart out on this happy and frothy ditty. Lots of carefree fun.

Blues Night Tonight dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is a pretty straight happy blues romp, with fun in mind. Not challenging or adventurous, but very enjoyable.

Bye Bye Blues dotdotdot
Flapper Jazz (Instrumental)

The blues move to banjo in a light hearted and bouncy setting. Kinda like the twenties flappers woulda dug.

Good Blues Tonight dotdotdot
Flapper Jazz (Instrumental)

Banjo and guitar duel lightly in a flapper mode, with bouncy energy and no worries delivery.

Shuffle-ing Blues in C dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Slow shufflin' blues, with more mumblin' and noodlin' like it's past closing and the amp just won't turn off.

Surf Jam with Geoff's Jaguar dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is quite a fun surf jam, like Freddie King at the beach with an outboard reverb. While definitely a jam, it's also quite cool and infectious. Great reverb and tone, and fine plucking.

Autumn Leaves dotdotdot
Dinner Jazz (Instrumental)

This is a dinner jazz rendering of "Autumn Leaves," with the softness retained and the self appointed cool of the genre injected. Tasteful.

Blues with a Feeling dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Lumbering blues with mumblin' and a Freddie King feel. On the soothing and familiar side of the blues.

Boogie In E (with 1964 Fender Jaguar) dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Clappin' boogie with reverb and a blues progression. "Boogie In E (with 1964 Fender Jaguar)" is kinda catchy in the key of blue.

Watch What Happens dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Hand claps, jazzy guitar, open verandah martinis, and a bit of slither capture a warm afternoon. Pleasant and wistful.

Alabama Jubilee dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Geoff Stitch plays his pluckin' heart out on this happy and frothy ditty. Lots of carefree fun.

Boogie In E (with Mosrite) dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is the same as track 14, but this time played on Geoff's Mosrite.

Mediation dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

Damped pluck and electric blues, screaming guitar pain and wankin' noodlin'... maybe that's harsh, but this is not very interesting.