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Overboard

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Overboard is such faithful surf revivalism that there's little to distinguish it from many surf records waxed in 1962-1964, other than perhaps inevitable slight sonic differences resulting from more modern recording technology. This faithfulness is both an asset and a drawback; they certainly understand the essence of the surf originators, yet neither do they add particularly new ingredients. They do stand out in the relatively small 1990s surf revivalist scene, however, in their reliance upon original material by lead guitarist Frankie Blandino with the exception of the cover of the Astronauts' Lee Hazlewood-penned "The Hearse". Also, they're unusual in featuring ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Overboard is such faithful surf revivalism that there's little to distinguish it from many surf records waxed in 1962-1964, other than perhaps inevitable slight sonic differences resulting from more modern recording technology. This faithfulness is both an asset and a drawback; they certainly understand the essence of the surf originators, yet neither do they add particularly new ingredients. They do stand out in the relatively small 1990s surf revivalist scene, however, in their reliance upon original material by lead guitarist Frankie Blandino with the exception of the cover of the Astronauts' Lee Hazlewood-penned "The Hearse". Also, they're unusual in featuring raunchy sax by Dave Scholl as well as dripping-wet reverbed guitar; raunchy R&B-influenced saxes were actually pretty common in original surf music, but not so much so in latter-day surf bands. Blandino is an excellent and mighty fluent surf guitarist, and an able composer of the minor-keyed, Latin-influenced melodies common to the genre. If there's a point of comparison to the Fathoms' style, they're most often in the dark and echoey bag perfected by the Chantays on "Pipeline." They do break out of that mold sometimes, though, as on the country-flavored gallop of "Tracking Bigfoot," the horror soundtrack creepiness of "The Haunted Shore," and the lounge sleaze of "Cruisin' the Zone."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1998
  • Label: Musick Recordings
  • UPC: 612645000620
  • Catalog Number: 6

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Race Against Time (4:08)
  2. 2 Fathomized (3:22)
  3. 3 Overboard (2:44)
  4. 4 Tracking Bigfoot (3:22)
  5. 5 El Toro (4:03)
  6. 6 Hippo Hump (3:15)
  7. 7 The Hearse (2:58)
  8. 8 Shark Waves (3:57)
  9. 9 The Haunted Shore (2:46)
  10. 10 Flaming Arrow (3:14)
  11. 11 Cruisin' the Zone (4:13)
  12. 12 Cahoon Hollow Hideaway (3:35)
  13. 13 Turquoise Blue (And Primer Gray) (4:44)
  14. 14 Git My Goat (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fathoms Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Dave Scholl Saxophone
Stan Kozlowski Drums
Johnny Sciascia Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Frank Blandino Guitar
Greg Burgess Rhythm Guitar
Henry "Pulp" Kozlowski Drums, Musician
Technical Credits
Peter Weiss Engineer
Ducky Carlisle Engineer
Shag Cover Design
Johnny Sciascia Producer
Frank Blandino Producer
Bruce Kane Mastering
Peter Linnane Engineer
Stephen Blickenstaff Illustrations
Art Bourasseau Executive Producer
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