The second and final album by Lawndale doesn't make any astonishing advances from their first - but how could you improve on one of the best surf-fusion albums ever made? The band's trademark interlocking guitar melodies are as energetic and precise as ever, and the compositions are as brilliant and quirky as ever. Once again, there is one highly unlikely fusion of two artists' work - the version of Duke Ellington's "Caravan" with Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" - and once again it works like a charm.
Lawndale is an alternative surf rock instrumental band from Lawndale. The band was started in 1984 by guitar players and bassmen Rick Waddell, AKA Rick Lawndale and Jack Skelley and released two records on SST Records and some tracks on compilations. They split in 1987 but Rick Lawndale started it again in 1997 under the moniker Rick Lawndale Band with other musicians. The signing was part of SST's efforts to expand its scope beyond punk rock and hardcore
Lawndale 1987 - Beyond Barbecue 01 Streets Of Desire. mp3 03 'Atta Boy, Luther!. 10 Interstellar Caravan. 11 The Days Of Pup And Taco. 1987 - Sasquatch Rock. 03 March of the Melted Army Me. p3. 04 Next to the Last Frontier. 05 Last Train to Nowhere.
The second and final album by Lawndale doesn't make any astonishing advances from their first - but how could you improve on one of the best surf-fusion albums ever made? The band's trademark interlocking guitar melodies are as energetic and precise as ever, and the compositions are as brilliant and quirky as ever.
This may not be a complete discography for Lawndale. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site.
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|A1||Streets Of Desire
Keyboards – William Morosi
|A3||Atta Boy, Luther!
Cornet – Russel Conlin*
|A5||The Story Of Vanna White|
Piano – Paul Roessler
|B5||The Days Of Pup And Taco|
- Arranged By – Lawndale
- Drums – Dave Childs
- Guitar – Jack Skelley, Rick Lawndale, Steve Housden
- Painting – Mark Kroening
- Photography – Debra Zeitman
- Producer – Ethan James, Lawndale
Notes"Interstellar Caravan" is a juxtaposition of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" and Duke Ellington's "Caravan".
|SST 087C, SST 087||Lawndale||Beyond Barbecue (Cass, Album)||SST Records, SST Records||SST 087C, SST 087||US||1986|