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|Del Noah and the Ararat Finks|
In Blower Explosion
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Del Noah and the Mt. Ararat Finks was formed out of the belief that original songs could still be written and performed in the hot rod and surf vocal music genre without strictly rewriting the masters. The band was named f... more »
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Del Noah and the Mt. Ararat Finks was formed out of the belief that original songs could still be written and performed in the hot rod and surf vocal music genre without strictly rewriting the masters. The band was named from the theory (put forth by a number of scolars) that Noah invented surf and hot rod culture with his supercharged ark. Concepted in 1990, organized in 1991 and first gigged in 1992, Del Noah's lineup includes Brent (Pivot Foots, Baker Brothers, nowadays theFleagles, the Henpeckers) on vocals/guitar, Vince (El Grupo Sexo, Bazooka, since then more groups than you can shake a stick at including the likes of Mike Watt and Carlos Guitarlos, and currently Downbeats, Atomic Sherpas, Ghidorah) on sax, Blair Walker(Pivot Foots, Corn Doggy Dog, many others) and Mudd (LBC punk pioneers the Falling Idols, Gluefactory, Indonesian Mules, and many others) initially, then Blair moved to guitar/keyboards and Eric (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Long Beach Shortbus) joined on bass. The five-man electrical lineup put out the 1998 CD "Blower Explosion!" on Skunk featuring songs such as "Amish Drag Buggy" and "Sasquatch on a Snowmobile." Both of those had cover art by the great Shag. Many other comps have included Del Noah cuts (including Shots in the Dark, Hot Rods to Hell Vol. 2, many others), and there will be another new Del Noah CD some time soon, featuring "Mini Bike Jamboree," "The Lonely Bultaco" and other newer songs.
Christopher Rider | Honolulu, Hi United States | 03/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are very hard to find, but well worth it. Sublime bassist Eric Wilson is just the man. This album displays quality musical talent with a bizzare sense of humor. Why these guys arent big already Ill never know."
Wild & crazy FUN at the Dragstrip!
Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 03/28/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I guess it takes a lot of guts for a band to grace themselves with a name like DEL NOAH & THE MT. ARARAT FINKS. Nominally a "surfing" band but more accurately in the "hot rod music" vein. In fact, their exact obsession is with dragstrips! With a mix of instros and vocals, they ramble freely from rock & roll to outright "novelty" tunes. Check out "Danger Island" (sure to bring back memories of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour) or "Amish Drag Buggy". Stuff like this puts them square in Spike Jones, Stan Freberg or Weird Al territory. At the same time, the wild sax and vocals on some songs remind me a LOT of The Fleshtones-- what could be cooler? Anyone besides me think "pop" music takes itself too seriously these days? HERE's an antidote! (Even cover artist SHAG seems to be having more "fun" than usual.)For more dangerous skids into the realm or "looney" tunes, check out the 7" ep THE BIG SOUNDS OF DEL NOAH & THE MT. ARARAT FINKS (with more art by Shag!) and the CD comps SHOTS IN THE DARK ("Push The Button, Max!"), HOT RODS TO HELL VOL.II ("Hot Wheels") and SEASONAL FAVORITES VOL.1 (a medley of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Perfidia")."
Jan N. Dean
Greg R. Lowther | Long Beach, California United States | 10/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys make me want to jump on my mini bike and race it up the canyon. Surfs' up. Where's Gidget? I need some love baby!!!!!"