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Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Vol 1 (DVD/CD)

Genre: Pop/Psychedelic
Release Date: 31st July 2011

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST084DVD
Price: £10.99
Available: In stock


Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Vol 1

On this DVD the surf legend Merrell Fankhauser who became famous with his early '60s band The Impacts tells us, for example, about the times that surf music started on the Californian beaches. Tiki Launch is Fankhauser’s TV show, which still gets aired and this three-hour DVD includes some of the best episodes of the series. Some of the material was previously shown on California Music TV series that also was hosted by Fankhauser in the early '90s.

The first episode presents the instrumental surf with interviews and musical performances including The Ventures medley shot in 1989. Then Merrell Fankhauser and friends perform several songs, and next we’ve got an episode entitled Fast Cars and Rock and Roll including, for example, hot rods and music by Huey Lewis, Ed Cassidy and Band and The Doobie Brothers. Then we see a Willie Nelson concert from Maui Island, Hawaii (also featuring Fankhauser himself, of course).

On the next part we get to see a show featuring '50s and '60s stars and finally comes a Spirit tribute with historical music videos and interviews with Randy California (1991) and Ed Cassidy. Interesting! As a bonus, the package also includes a 40-minute audio CD that has music from the Tiki Lounge programme.

www.merrellfankhauser.com 18.01.12 by Dj Astro

 

Merrell Fankhauser was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to California when he was 13 years old. This move was to have a life-changing effect on the teenager. Merrell went on to become one of the innovators of surf music, enjoying success with his band The Impacts and also a hit album entitled Wipe Out.

Merrell went on later in the sixties to branch out into psychedelic folk rock. His travels from Hollywood to his 15-year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the United States and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music: his credits include over 250 songs published and released. Merrell has presented a number of television programmes over the years including California Music, Route 66 TV Live and in 2001 Merrell began hosting a music TV show called Tiki Lounge, that airs on the California Central Coast, Southern California, Hawaii, and parts of the East Coast.

The Best of the Tiki Lounge is a DVD and CD package of the highlights from Merrell’s Cable TV show The Tiki Lounge. On this DVD and CD package you will hear Merrell performing alongside such artists as Willie Nelson. The DVD also includes clips from Merrell's Birthday Boogie with Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, Fito De La Parra of Canned Heat, Ed Cassidy of Spirit, and many others. Merrell is a legendary performer and this release will be welcomed by the large fan base Merrell commands.


Tracks:
1. Tiki Lounge
2. We Love Tikis
3. Island Life
4. Excited
5. Race Night
6. Stolen Guitar Blues
7. Since I Don't Have You
8. Magic Chorus Line
9. Lucille
10. Dont Give Up The Rock
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 Review: Merrell Fankhauser’s Tiki Lounge Set Vol 1 & 2


Merrell Fankhauser’s Tiki Lounge Set Vol 1 & 2

July 12, 2012
Merrell Fankhauser’s Tiki Lounge set Vol 1 - 2
Surf rock legend Merrell Fankhauser is one hell of a guitarist and if you ever doubted that you will now think otherwise after having viewed any of his new DVD releases brought to you by Gonzo Multimedia. In these releases we see Merrell Fankhausers TV show performances of years prior along with interviews that range from over forty years ago to present time.
 There is even an episode dedicated to UFO’s and the infamous Area 51 base in the Nevada desert.
I may not know much about surf rock, but I certainly respect where it came from and where it’s going and I owe a bit of that to the word of Merrell Fankhauser and this set of DVD’s that have opened my eyes to his works as well as his contemporaries here on the Tiki Lounge set.

If you are into this brand of rock, then surfs up because you will definitely love this release.


 Review: Groovy Merrell Fankhauser DVD reviews


Various Artists
Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume One DVD
Review by Eric Meli

This DVD is a compilation of former surf group The Impacts’ Merrell Fankhauser's cable television show “Tiki Lounge.” The first episode is based on instrumental surf with an interview with Dick Dale and a Ventures medley shot in 1989. Out of the other five episodes, one is called “Fast Cars and Rock and Roll,” which has a Huey Lewis and the News video and also a video by the Doobie Brothers.
There’s also a concert with Willie Nelson and a Spirit tribute included here. This DVD also features a 40-minute audio CD with some of the music from the “Tiki Lounge” program.

 Review: LINK: Groovy Merrell Fankhauser DVD reviews


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Various Artists
Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume One DVD
Review by Eric Meli

This DVD is a compilation of former surf group The Impacts’ Merrell Fankhauser's cable television show “Tiki Lounge.” The first episode is based on instrumental surf with an interview with Dick Dale and a Ventures medley shot in 1989. Out of the other five episodes, one is called “Fast Cars and Rock and Roll,” which has a Huey Lewis and the News video and also a video by the Doobie Brothers.
There’s also a concert with Willie Nelson and a Spirit tribute included here. This DVD also features a 40-minute audio CD with some of the music from the “Tiki Lounge” program.


Various Artists
Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume Two DVD
Review by Eric Meli

This DVD is the second group of selected episodes from Merrell Fankhauser's cable television show “Tiki Lounge” It consists of another six shows including a road trip to the Rock Creek Guitar company, and a very good cover of “All Along The Watchtower” by Fankhauser. Another episode has Fankhauser in Nevada interviewing Dr. David Jungclaus about UFOs and visiting the Little A'Le'Inn near Area 51. There’s also a interview with Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs.
The best part for me is show three, called “Classic Rock.” It contains live versions of “Born On The Bayou” and about five others songs. Like the first DVD, this one also comes with a CD of songs from the shows.

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