Saturday, June 05, 2010

I'm Feeling A Bit Sluggish - Get The Plungers!!!

The Plungers
Surf Americana
Ripped @ a patriotic 320

With their previous CD Guitars Gone Wild, The Plungers showed us that they had an authentic vintage surf sound - although I was left wondering if they had quite enough high quality original material to really convince. I'm far more impressed with this release which boasts several catchy tunes and a more imaginative approach.
We kick off with the knockout opener High Plains Surfer, which freely mixes the old west with the old sixties reverb and features a powerful galloping surf rhythm as well as extracts from High Noon and a rather inspired middle section which really builds the tension - super track!
The CD concludes with another super track, Unchained Medley, an inspired blending of Somewhere, Tammy and even a touch of Puccini for good measure, the ever-busy three guitar front line landing a powerful emotional punch to make it a fitting closer.
Fans of vintage surf should be well pleased with this Cd and I feel that The Plungers just moved up into surf division one.


  1. High Plains Surfer  
  2. Flaming Arrow 
  3. Surfin' Byrd 
  4. To Be Young 
  5. Bongo Beach 
  6. El Toupee 
  7. Runaway Bay 
  8. Black Pool 
  9. Riverside Nights 
  10. Clipper 
  11. Surfopolis 
  12. Wonder Wheel 
  13. Thundercloud 
  14. Hollie days 
  15. Workin' Out The Kinks 
  16. Unchained Medley

Get it HERE