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Songs From the Pipe
Surfers
Songs From the Pipe
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

While most of their board-minded brethren seem interested in exploring the more raucous end of the rock spectrum via so-called surf-punk sounds, these guys--who actually hang ten for a living--wax as mellow as mellow can b...  more »

      
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All Artists: Surfers
Title: Songs From the Pipe
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 7/21/1998
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646760222

Synopsis

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While most of their board-minded brethren seem interested in exploring the more raucous end of the rock spectrum via so-called surf-punk sounds, these guys--who actually hang ten for a living--wax as mellow as mellow can be on their debut. Songs from the Pipe exudes a decidedly Californian vibe, with influences both expected (the Beach Boys) and unanticipated (1960s soft-psych types, like Love). While the trio never quite scales the heights routinely reached by those bands, it serves notice that this musical foray is more than just a gimmick. That legitimacy is furthered mostly by multi-instrumentalist Peter King--who previously served a stint in the Christian-rock band Dakota Motor Co.--but Kelly Slater's agreeably homey presence is also mighty compelling in its own right. Light, airy, and ultimately uplifting, Songs from the Pipe would make for fine listening on any summer's cruise to nowhere. --David Sprague

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I fell in love with this CD
Frances Beeler | Tennessee, USA | 08/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By chance you hear about something new and unheard of...something that is not the norm or all the rave and you take a chance. That is what happened to me when I heard about "Songs from the Pipeline". I took a chance and just think if I hadn't...if I hadn't took a leap of faith. Sometimes it is nice to think outside the box. I listen to this album daily. It gives me focus from my hectic, busy world. This CD will always be special to me!"
Riveting!
N. Kim | CA | 07/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Because I like these surfers, I bought this CD on a whim and was totally riveted, stopped in my tracks - can't stop listening to it. The combination of eclectic, hopeful, melancholic, and contemplative instrumentals and the poetic lyrics are so striking. These guys are much more talented than they are given credit for. Kelly Slater's voice almost reminds me of Kurt Cobain's in parts, especially on "I'm not your Slave" (a song I love). I actually love all the songs, which is rare for me ("Never," "If," "Cause it's Me", "Alone by a Tree" also = standouts). I wonder if they would ever consider reuniting, even temporarily? Hope so!
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