Phil Dirt - Reverb Central, Santa Cruz, CA - 11/21/01
|"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
Picks: Arthur's Boogie, Flight School, I Only Have Eyes For You,
"Arthur's Boogie" This classic boogie structure sways in a rockabilly vein with rich tome and
lots of flair, plus the inserted glissandos give it a surfability.
(Cowboy Surf Boogie Instrumental)
"Baila Para Mi..." This short acoustic Spanish guitar romp lasts but 18 seconds, but sets the
scene for the vocal "You're Mine."
(Acoustic Guitar Instrumental)
"Flight School" Big tribal drums and double picked mean surf guitar drive "Flight
School" hard. Big and thundering, and very menacing, this track sports
fine glissandos and great surf tone. Drama and surfisms abound in this fine
track played out over a classic surf beat.
"I Only Have Eyes For You" 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
"Our Moon" "Our Moon" is a really soft and pleasant kinda song, in a soft
jazz surf vein, and emoting romantic yearnings. Very nicely played.
"Pipeline" The Chantays' "Pipeline" is Munsters up, richened and
glissando powered, with a more storm surf edge and darker feel. very big, and
"Please Please Me" 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.
(Near Surf Instrumental)