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Play "the Cruel Sea" And Other Favourites

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Play "the Cruel Sea" And Other Favourites
Play "the Cruel Sea" And Other Favourites


Some of today's bands play 60s garage rock. Only a handful play Merseybeat, and even fewer are so-called «Shadows bands». And then we have Perry Dear and the Deerhunters... They operate within a timeframe that goes from April 1962 to circa December 1963, when 6-string bass instrumentals had their heyday. Today this is an almost forgotten genre, but for a little more than one year's time this was a serious competitor to both the Shadows-type bands and to Merseybeat, which really took off during 1963. The genre's characteristics is first and foremost that the solo instrument is a 6-string bass (but not a baritone guitar) and that the musical arrangements, as well as the instrumentation, are a bit more «advanced» than with pure Shadows-type bands and beat bands. It's not an exaggeration when people claim that the boys in Perry Dear and the Deerhunters are world-leaders in this field. It's therefore with pride that Jansen Plateproduksjon now are releasing three records with this group. Its members' previous merits go from instrumental rock in groups like Kåre & the Cavemen, Mobsmen and Burt Rocket, to more typical Merseybeat, or just beat music, in Peter Berry & the Shake Set and The Indikation. But all five of them agree that Perry Dear and the Deerhunters' mu-sic is some of the best they've produced so far. So let's hope that the stars on the reviews they're getting, will equal the number of strings on Perry Dears Fender IV.


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  3. Linda Lu
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