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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tihati's South Seas Spectacular - Savage!

Original Format: vinyl LP

My first vinyl only post, and the reason for the long delay - but the wait was worth it after hearing the final product. Thanks to Google Image Search and Snow Records in Japan for the album cover I'm adopting

My friend pointed this album out to me at a local thrift shop - and I picked it up because I found an album about Pacific Islander music titled "Savage!" to be hilariously incompatible with today's PC society. I had no idea that the album was actually made by Islanders as a sort of tourist marketing ploy - though I should have noticed the three advertisements for Hawaiian hotels on the back cover.

I think this was a stage show - but I'm not certain. Most of the album is comprised of what the track listing calls 'traditional' songs, and they sound like they were recorded right from one of the groups performances. Very dancy drums, and wonderful vocal work. The non-traditional songs are performed by Sonny Kalaheme, and include such gems as "Learn to Do the Hula" and "Howzit Bra". All around this album puts me in a very happy mood, and really makes me want to sit on the beach drinking something with an umbrella in it.

Cheesy as can be, but quite satisfying.

For fans of: Hawaiian music, innocent good times

@320kb CBR

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