And speaking of recording, this one's done old-fashioned style, without all that fancy studio polish. Heck, the drums are in mono! Right up the centre. Right like surf & twang should be. Plus it's mastered by California surf legend Phil Dirt!
This platter includes soon to be hits like ´´Muchos Diablos´´, ´´Hrundi Goes West´´, and ´´Rumble Ranchero´´ (hail to Link Wray on this one). ´´Hrundi Goes West´´ may be the first surf meets India song ever recorded (then again, maybe not, but we haven't heard one).
USK were excited to record a brand new tune penned by the Man From Adano himself, David Britten. His tune ´´Renegade´´ is a fitting closer for the disc. For those of you seasoned enough to remember David´s ´´Man From Adano´´, it was recorded in 1963 by Canadian legends, and Capitol Recording artists: the Esquires. ´Adano´ kept the Beatles away from #1 up in the Great White North.
Incidently USK first met David, and some of the Esquires when they re-recorded ´Adano´ for their ´´Surf vs the Flying Saucers´´
2008 is the Year of Surf, so won´t you pick up ´´Bang Howdy Partner´´?
Plus the songs feature some lap steel, and even a bit of Ukulele.
Now that´s hip!
01 Muchos Diablos
02 Hrundi Goes West
03 Johnny Ronco's Last Stand
04 And the Horse You Rode in On
05 Old Caliente
07 Phantom Riders of the Backlot
08 Six-gun Party
10 Cowboy X
11 Rumble Ranchero
13 Tombstone Swagger
14 Showdown at Sundown