Discussion in 'G8orbill's GatorTail Pub' started by u8evol19i, Dec 21, 2010.
80's surf music. takes me back. pop with a country flare to the guitar fills and solos
Saw these guys with The Bangles at Jimmyz during Mardi Gras in 1986.
her unplugged performance is amazing. she looks effortless when she sings too
Agree with you on the unplugged performance
I've probably posted this video three or four times, but I'm going to see these guys tonight at a street festival for $5.00. Been looking forward to seeing them live for a couple of years. Seven or eight other bands are playing, including High on Fire. Screaming Females are playing on Sunday.
Great band. My faves were Like Wow Wipeout, Hayride to Hell, Bittersweet and Call Any Time. I thought of them as more of a mix of jangle pop and cow punk. I guess jangle pop was heavily influenced by surf rock, especially the guitars the used, mostly Rickenbackers and Fender Jaguars.
Yeah that's a good description. I hear a lot of major pentatonic country licks in their leads and fills but obviously without the overt country rhythm and vocals. Upbeat good stuff
Guadalcanal Diary straddled that same territory between cow punk and jangle pop, sometimes going from dueling Strats (Watusi Rodeo) to a Ricky and an acoustic guitar at the same time (Litany).
This is the sort of intensity you just don't hear these days:
The River & The Thread
Produced and arranged by John Leventhal
Co-produced by Rick DePofi
1. A Feather’s Not A Bird
John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Organ, String ArrangementShawn Pelton: DrumsDavid Mansfield: Violin, ViolaAmy Helm, Catherine Russell, Curtis King, Tabitha Fair, Tawatha Agee, John James: Background Vocals
2. The Sunken Lands
John Leventhal: Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Drums, OrganCatherine Russell, Curtis King, Tabitha Fair: Background Vocals
3. Etta’s Tune
John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Drums, OrganJohn Paul White: Harmony Vocal
4. Modern Blue
John Leventhal: Guitar, Organ, Harmony VocalDan Rieser: DrumsTim Luntzel: BassJake Leventhal, Rick DePofi: Background Vocals, Percussion
5. Tell Heaven
John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Drums, OrganCatherine Russell, Tawatha Agee, Curtis King, John James: Background Vocals
6. The Long Way Home
John Leventhal: Guitar, Percussion, String ArrangementShawn Pelton: DrumsTim Luntzel: Upright BassDavid Mansfield: Violin, ViolaCatherine Russell, Tabitha Fair, Curtis King: Background Vocals
7. World Of Strange Design
John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, PercussionShawn Pelton: DrumsDerek Trucks: Slide GuitarCatherine Russell, Curtis King, Tawatha Agee, John James: Background VocalsSlide Guitar recorded by Bobby Tis at Swamp Raga Studios, Jacksonville, FL
8. Night School
John Leventhal: Guitar, Celeste, String ArrangementTim Luntzel: Upright BassDavid Mansfield: Violin, ViolaDave Eggar: Cello
9. 50,000 Watts
John Leventhal: GuitarDan Rieser: DrumsTim Luntzel: Upright BassJon Cowherd: Wurlitzer PianoCory Chisel: Harmony Vocal
10. When The Master Calls The Roll
John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Organ, Mandolin, PercussionDan Rieser: DrumsLarry Farrell: TromboneGabe Witcher: Fiddle[I]The Master’s Choir: Rodney Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Tony Joe White[/I][B][I]The Master’s Choir recorded by Donivan Cowart at Rodney’s house, Thompson Station, TN[/I][/B]
11. Money Road
John Leventhal: Guitar, Electric Sitar, OrganDan Rieser: Drums[I]Tim Luntzel: Upright Bass[/I][B][I]Jon Cowherd: Wurlitzer Piano[/I][/B][I][B][I]Allison Moorer: Harmony Vocal[/I][/B][/I]
All songs written by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
Except “When The Master Calls The Roll” written by Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal and Rodney Crowell, “Two Girls” written by Townes Van Zandt, “Biloxi” written by Jesse Winchester.
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