Thursday, 29 April 2010

Marty Gold - Skin Tight

"This is a drum album"

"Now don't be alarmed. This doesn't mean it's a succession of bangs and crashes designed to send your neighbours house hunting. Rather it is a virtual catalogue of the infinite diversity of percussion sounds and colours, ranging from the subtle to the sensational. Nine percussionists let loose their talents on several dozen instruments - many of which, we'll wager, you'll be hearing for the first time."

Well, they lost that bet, I own most of the instruments used on this album! But I'm a percussionist. In that sense this album is disappointing and relies on tunes made famous by Gene Krupa, but still a great old record with a terrific cover! This album also comes with a map of the orchestra for the recording session, including the position of each percussionist and the mic's they used. Also, it contains the revolutionary antistatic agent 317X, providing a miracle surface to prevent surface noise AND this is a "New Orthophonic" high fidelity recording. Wow! Listen to it all here.

Side 1

Allah's Holiday
Song Of India
(I Wonder Why) You're Just In Love

Side 2

Dry Bones
How High The Moon
Opus One
Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Jungle Drums

LSP-2230 - 1960

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