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The Adventures of Cap'n Coconuts

by Frankie & the Pool Boys

Instrumentals inspired by all genres from the Sixties: Surf, TV Themes, Memphis, Fuzz, Spaghetti Western, Pop, Schmaltz– played by some of the best musicians from the modern surf scene.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cap'n Coconuts TV Theme
2:20 $0.99
2. Skinny Dippin'
2:38 $0.99
3. Ripley in Love
3:22 $0.99
4. Cat Fight
3:37 $0.99
5. The Golden State
3:36 $0.99
6. Manx!
2:59 $0.99
7. Sundial Suite
3:07 $0.99
8. Tic Toc
2:59 $0.99
9. Dead Man Surfin'
2:59 $0.99
10. Paniolo
1:55 $0.99
11. Organic Matters
3:14 $0.99
12. Rattler Ranch
3:06 $0.99
13. Surfacing
3:13 $0.99
14. Monkey Pod
2:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
And just who is “Cap’n Coconuts”??? Simian spy turned Hollywood cad, now a bouncer at a bar in San Francisco? Or star of a 60’s TV sitcom that apparently only Pool Boys leader Ferenc Dobronyi remembers. “He was my muse for this record. I wanted to write instrumentals that evoked the feelings that I get when I remember the music of my childhood."

But what will Cap’n Coconuts do for you? Drop the needle on side one and hear the full on, spare no expenses production of a Wrecking Crew session. Vintage Fender guitars and amps, B-3 and Vox Continental, Beatle bass and Ludwig Black Beauty. Horns, strings, glockenspiel. Tank reverb, tube compression and U-41s. The Pool Boys know you can hear the details. Thirteen originals and one cover song that strive for an individual tone and mood on each track.

Basic tracks for the Cap’n Coconuts sessions were cut with the core group of Dusty Watson (The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange) on drums, Danny Snyder (The TomorrowMen) on rhythm guitar, Tony Bald (The Gregors) on bass and percussion, Karen Dobronyi (Meshugga Beach Party) on keyboards and Ferenc Dobronyi (Pollo Del Mar) on lead guitar. But, the Pool Boys continue to have an open membership when it comes to recording. The guest list on these tracks is a mile long with musicians from bands such as The Surf Coasters, The Exotics, Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Deadbeats, Pollo Del Mar sitting in. Insect Surfer David Arnson works his signature mojo on “Rattler Ranch” and the man responsible for the surf revival, John Blair of Jon & The Nightriders trades leads on “Cat Fight”.



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Ivan Pongracic

An incredible piece of work - the best surf CD of 2013!
The amount of sheer musicality that went into this album is astounding. The attention to detail, whether in songwriting, arrangement, recording, or mixing, is mindblowing. Every few seconds in every song there's something new, something different, something incredibly cool. Some of it is just little touches that make a close listening experience so rewarding (such as the tremolo speed rapidly slowing down at the end of Golden State - I love that), and some of it big or really unusual parts that come into the song and knock you completely sideways. EVERY song creates its own world, has its own feel and sound, and is entirely different from all the other songs on the album. The whole album is absolutely cliché-free. There's such a freshness and fearless creativity here, damn the torpedoes! I absolutely love it and am in disbelief that anyone could create music of such depth and richness. This CD is about pure, sheer JOY that only music is capable of stirring inside a man's soul.

As good, even remarkable, as Pollo del Mar's "Golden State" and Frankie & the Pool Boys' debut were, this one surpasses them. Ferenc Dobronyi shows himself to be a consummate musician, possibly the very best in the entire surf genre, which is unusually heavily loaded with remarkable talent, IMHO. But I'd venture to say that nobody can do what Ferenc does here - though, of course, he does it with the help of a group of amazingly talented people themselves, in particular Dusty Watson on drums who may have hit a career-high on this album (seriously), Danny Snyder on rhythm and occasional lead guitar and who also contributes a few songs that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of Ferenc's and whose own talent I believe is just absolutely staggering (what a double-whammy these two make!!), and Karen Dobronyi on keyboards whose work here is impressive to the maximum, always contributing unbelievably cool parts and counter-melodies. (There's also a who's-who list of guest musicians.)

I really am blown away. This is an instant classic and a masterpiece, plain and simple.