Darrin's Coconut Ass [Live]

Darrin's Coconut Ass [Live]

by Goldfinger


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Darrin's Coconut Ass [Live]

The extended title suggests that this is a live set, but don't be fooled; it isn't. It was, however, recorded in Omaha, but in the studio, although it does have an in-your-face appeal highly reminiscent of the group's shows, as well as far fewer overdubs than their regular records. In truth, this mini-album is a stop-gap between studio albums, and so within Goldfinger indulge themselves and their fans with eight cover songs. The breadth of acts selected are a far from subtle indication of the group's own blistering mix of rock, new wave and ska
eggae. And so Joe Jackson gets some balls, Bad Company gets a metal walloping as well as a reggae makeover, the Specials get more brass and a bit more kick, and the Buzzcocks a boost of hyperspeed. "Man in the Suitcase" was not one of the Police's more memorable songs, but Goldfinger finally make it interesting. "Downpressor Man," in contrast, be it the Wailers' original or any of Peter Tosh's later versions, was unforgettable. It's a sacrosanct song, but the group give it the respect it's due, adding some funk-fired wah-wah guitar and a smoldering jazz-inspired sax solo. The Cure are equally well favored, their "Just Like Heaven" is delivered at exhilarating hyperspeed, but is still splattered with psychedelia and a soaring guitar solo, and the song reaps a gothic whirlwind. Only their Who cover fails to impress, pumping "The Kids Are Alright" up new-school punk style, with a hint of syncopated rhythm, is not very inspired. But that less than stellar track aside, this is a killer set, a tribute to the band's diversity and to the groups that influenced them along the way.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2001
Label: Mojo / Jive
UPC: 0012414180520
catalogNumber: 41805

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goldfinger   Primary Artist
John Feldmann   Guitar,Vocals
Kelly Lemieux   Bass,Background Vocals
Charlie Paulson   Guitar
Darrin Pfeiffer   Drums
Simon Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Joe Jackson   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Sting   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Pete Shelley   Composer
John "Brad" Bradbury   Composer
Jerry Dammers   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Lynval Golding   Composer
Terry Hall   Composer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Horace Panter   Composer
Mick Ralphs   Composer
Jay Rifkin   Executive Producer
Robert Smith   Composer
Neville Staple   Composer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
John Feldmann   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Eric Greedy   Engineer
Slamm Andrews   Producer,Engineer
Gabrial McNair   Contributor
Roddy Byers   Composer
Phil Jordan   Contributor
Garth Schultz   Contributor
Mike Brannan   Engineer

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