Originally created out of a pure love and interest for many different forms of musical expression, the All-Nighters continue to break down the boundaries limiting the sonic freedom of instrumental bands that have come before them. Their sound draws influence from a wide variety of classic genres, all combining to form a very modern and refreshing approach to "instro/surf" music. They harness the energy and personality of surf, punk, country, rockabilly, ska, gypsy, classical and others to form a intermixed collage of sounds and emotions which flows with flawless focus; despite the often drastic changes in style, like the soundtrack to a great movie.
This is a very intriguing disc, with an original blend of surf, prog, punk and Renaissance ideas. Well recorded and mixed, and very engaging. It's not trad by any means, but I really like it. You probably will, too. Check out the archives for their first one - Drink the Night.
1. Escape from the Nuthouse 2. Swingers Club 3. Cruisn' & Rockin' 4. N20 5. Crackerjack 6. Riding with Outlaws 7. Showdown 8. Sex Maniac 9. Starfish Lagoon 10. Glory Boy 11. Surf Detective 12. Drink the Night 13. Oceans of Time
The roots of the Groove Hawks
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