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Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Vol 2 (DVD/CD)

Genre: Pop
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Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST091DVD
Price: £10.99
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Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Vol 2

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, which airs on the California Central Coast, Southern California, Hawaii, and parts of the East Coast.

The Best of the Tiki Lounge Volume 2 is the second DVD and CD package of the highlights from Merrell’s Cable TV show The Tiki Lounge. On this DVD and CD package you will see and hear Merrell performing alongside such artists as Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, and also clips from his UFO Special and the Fourth of July Special. Merrell is a legendary performer and artist, and this release will be welcomed by the large fan base Merrell commands.

1. Show 1 - Road Trip to Oregon
2. Show 2 - Nevada Desert Show (UFO Special)
3. Show 3 - Merrell Fankhauser and Friends: A Night of Classic Rock
4. Show 4 - Mary Ramsey of '10,000 Maniacs'
5. Show 5 - Rhino Event For The Release of 'Where The Action Is! L.A. Nuggets 1965-1968'
6. Show 6 - 2010 Fourth of July Show
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Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume Two Photo

If you have a DVD / CD Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume One "gets his hands can you say that there is thunder on a" Volume Two "in the making. Well, this 'Volume Two' is here now for me to excel. Just like on "Volume One" plays Merrell Fankhauser again host for six TV shows. "Merrell Fankhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume Two" has all the characteristics, both good and less good , of his predecessor. The picture quality is somewhat mediocre, but the sound quality is ok, although the program fascinates me something less than 'Volume One'. This may be because Merrell Fankhauser a more prominent role demands. In the first show attracts Merrell Fankhauser to Portland, Oregon where he and his son Tim holds a jam session on a specially-designed Impact guitar. The show is thus called 'Road Trip to Oregon. Highlights include the wonderful instrumental "Long Rifle" and their instrumental version of "All Along The Watchtower '. Show 2 is titled "Nevada Desert Show (UFO) and is in fact 'The Best Of Merrell Fankhouser', with a peak for his version of "Viva Las Vegas". then say "Merrell Fankhouser And Friends: A Night of Classic Rock" on the menu and there is also the sound quality a bit disappointing, especially when their version of "Johnny B. Goode." For friends who then falls again one Eric Brittain favorably with his 'Acoustic Rag'. Show four revolves around Mary Ramsey, the successor to Natalie Merchant Maniacs '10 .000 ', with an interview and her performance of "High Heel Sneakers" and "You Is not Goin 'Nowhere'. When the interview is particularly the drawling way of talking of Merrell Fankhauser on. And then there's 'Rhino Event Of Where The Action Is: LA Nuggets', which some interviews are with surprising and almost forgotten monuments like Billy Hensche of the sixties fledgling trio Dino , Desi & Billy, Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes and John Charles from The Knickerbockers. The Chantays fantastic play of our socks with their classic "Pipeline". Instrumental surf rock could indeed cause anxiety. The final show 6 is another Merrell Fankhauser Show, on "The Fourth Of July in 2010" was broadcast.Together with John Cipollina (ex-Quicksilver Messenger Service) he brings 'That's All Right Mama'. In the accompanying band we recognize again son Tim. Merrell Fankhauser imagines himself Jimi Hendrix in the year 1969 and raises "The Star Spangled Banner 'at.It is not for nothing 'The Fourth Of July. " The accompanying CD is the DVD again, but without the image and there are songs like "The Star Spangled Banner ',' the beautiful 'Long Rifle', the lesser 'Johnny B. Goode, "" All Along The Watchtower, "the inevitable" Tiki Lounge Theme 'and some songs, all without exception on the DVD prevented. The least you 'Merrell Fankenhauser's Tiki Lounge Volume Two "can say is that he, regardless of the slightly lesser quality than 'Volume One', continues to fascinate. Merrell Fankhauser helps us rediscover forgotten heroes from he sixties. Ivan Van Belleghem (3)

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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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