- Audio CD
- Format: Original recording
- Label: Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods
- Run Time: 38 minutes
- ASIN: B00FEPL19A
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,262 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Easton Island Original recording
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Easton Island’s thirteen original instrumentals incorporate many different strains and influences: John Barry's spy music, Mancini's crime jazz, the exotic sounds of Les Baxter, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, surf music, martini lounge, and space age, merged with the lush, romantic sophistication of Hollywood 60’s movie soundtracks, filtered through the sensibilities of musicians who grew up pop-culturally obsessed with the 60's and '70's. This CD release includes the bonus track "Monte Carlo Nights" from the Quentin Tarantino classic motion picture "Jackie Brown".
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Top Customer Reviews
What the listener gets is a blend between the Shadows, Ventures, polynesian to a certain extent Dick Dale and beatnik sound all rolled into one. The really reminds me of a sound that is more like something I would have heard in the 60's then in 2013. Having said that I really like what Easton has done here. Lovers of this type of genre will enjoy this music.
While each of the songs has a different cadence and beat they are close enough that one songs flows well into the next. This is in no way a concept work it just takes you on a ride through your own image of Polynesia from Tiki Gods to surfing.
This is one of those works of music that I like more each time I play it. I hear something new. I get a newer and deeper appreciation for what I am hearing. Tiki Gods reminds me of why I like instrumental music so much. No words to guide you just the spirit of the music. Tiki Gods has a great vibe to it.
A strong 5 stars.
If you like traditional surf inspired 60's sounds or are in to the Tiki bar vibe...this is a must have. If you love the cars and you wonder what Elliiot has been up to after the cars went into storage...this will be a great surprise.