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Product: Merrell Fankhauser - Tiki Lounge Vol 1
Date: 2012-08-10 

Tiki Lounge Vol 1

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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.


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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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