Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sandy Nelson - Drums A Go Go

We've seen Sandy Nelson on this blog before and due to how prolific he is and how few of his albums are reissued, I wouldn't be surprised if we see him again. I don't think these albums are particularly rare, but for the type of artist that was shitting out covers of whatever's hip, as seen here, he's consistently pretty great, as seen here. Only two of these songs give writing credit to Sandy, but there's a real good vibe going on throughout, and none of them are phoned in.

For me, the highlight is his cover of Casbah, which is about as fun as any version I can readily think of. Great driving guitar coupled, of course, with Sandy's prided drums. Really he's not Buddy Rich or anything, so I don't know why he loves doing show-off songs like Soul Drums, but then again that's one of the songs off this album that made it onto some greatest hits album of his. Speaking of which, this is NOT the greatest hits album of his that has a similar cover

Here's a short review: I like this better than my afore-posted Walking Beat, I like this better than most Ventures filler albums, and his new album mentioned on the Walking Beat page is pretty fun but ultimately not completely attention grabbing.

This rip skips a few times but is otherwise pretty clean and definitely keeps a good punch intact. It's a wonder because the LP itself looks like murder. Also, check the words from Sandy on the back cover. Classy.

Side A
  1. Drums A Go-Go (Paul Buff)
  2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger - Richard)
  3. I Like It Like That (C. Kenner - A. Toussaint (represent))
  4. Casbah (R. Podolor)
  5. Boot-Leg (Axton-Dunn-Hayes-Jackson)
  6. Wooly Bully (Samudio)

Side B

  1. You Turn Me On (Ian Whitcomb)
  2. Whittier Blvd. (Thee Midnighters)
  3. Do The Boomerang (Cosby-DeWalt-Woods)
  4. Kitty's Theme (Nelson)
  5. The Clapping Song (L. Chase)
  6. Soul Drums (Nelson)

1 comment:

Erik said...

Sandy Nelson - Big Noise From Winetka!!!!