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Spin the Bottle

by Frankie and the Pool Boys

All instrumental songs (except for four bonus vocal versions) spawned from surf music, but with a wide range of sounds, tones and 60's influences, with a rich production. Spin The Bottle is like a mix tape your best friend made with all the hit songs.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Seafoam Angels
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2. Poser
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3. Smoke Jumper
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4. Spin the Bottle
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5. El Valenciano
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6. Magic River
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7. The Wet Season
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8. Summer Cold
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9. Fast Loud Hard
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10. Hang 'em High
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11. Tan Line Fever
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12. Kill Devil Club
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13. Prayer Wheel
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14. San Quixote
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15. Raise Hell
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16. Pool Boy Stomp
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17. Spin the Bottle (Vocal)
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18. Summer Cold (Vocal)
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19. Fast Loud Hard (Vocal)
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20. Pool Boy Blues (Vocal)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Spin The Bottle – an innocent kids’ game of chance or a mantra for positive living in these modern times? Do we really have any control over our lives? Or should we go with the flow, bobbing like a corked bottle floating on turbulent waves, and see what adventure unfolds from moment to blissful moment?
Spin The Bottle also defines the free ranging Pool Boys approach to songwriting. Like the best mix tapes, the music on this album is all over the map. Just hit the shuffle button and you get fast ones, slow ones, some groovers, some art, some dopey stuff, and some vocals. Vocals? (Yes, and with apologies to our “instro only” fans!) Drift back to the loose radio days of the 60s when you might have a vocal and an instrumental version of the same song racing up the charts at the same time – think “Grazin’ in the Grass, “In With The In Crowd,” “Ghost Riders,” “Born Free” and many more. It was huge fun to hear how the same song could be rearranged in different ways, and it gave the Pool Boys a chance to work with some talented Bay Area vocalists.
Spin The Bottle, take a chance and embrace change— and the biggest change on this album is that the Pool Boys line-up solidified into a tight, consistent unit. So, rather than every song featuring guest artists sending in tracks from around the world like on the first two Pool Boys albums, the whole CD was recorded in one weekend with the dedicated band of five. Dusty Watson (drummer for The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, Slacktone) was brought in as chief ass-kicker (Producer). Ass-kick he did, whipping the Pool Boys into a tight unit, streamlining arrangements, encouraging dynamics, all with attention to sonic detail.
Spin The Bottle is Frankie & Pool Boys third full length album on the Double Crown Records label and features 20 songs. That’s 14 new originals, 2 covers (Booker T and the MGs, The Surf Coasters) and 4 vocal versions. Every effort was made to use vintage instruments, recording equipment and techniques. The album cover art was created by legendary Oslo, Norway artist Fred Lammers. A lengthy companion PDF featuring extended liner notes, tablature, recording notes and photos can be downloaded from Double crown Records website.

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