Release date: 09/30/2016
Genre: Surf, Rock, Pop
Darla Records is proud to present a new record from everyone's favorite showman/surfer Corky Carroll and the Piranha - a distinguished group of old friends and stars in their own right who've been Corky's band through many incarnations.
Key tracks: Surf Zombie, Blue Mango Bar, Social Segregation, Suicide Chicken, Tourist Season.
CORKY CARROLL AND THE PIRANHA
Corky Carroll: Vocals and guitar
This is Corky’s 11th solo album. He also has two singles and he has performed on over 20 albums. His musical career began in the early 1970s as his professional competitive surfing career was ending. A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as full time surfer who, in his own words, “got away". Living on a tropical beach in Mexico with his beautiful wife, writing crazy songs and surfing every day. His music reflects his lifestyle.
Chris Darrow: W.M.I. (Weird Mexican Instrument) and slide guitar
Chris began playing with Corky in the late 1970s and has been a major influence on his music ever since. Chris is a veteran recording artist and producer/music publisher. As a member of Kaleidoscope, he played on the debut Leonard Cohen album. He was a member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and worked and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Gene Vincent and many others. He has played on over 350 recordings in his half-century career.
Richard Stekol: Guitar and lap steel
Richard is well known as the lead guitar player in Honk, which is Corky’s favorite band. He also has played with the Funky Kings as well as numerous other bands and has a dozen solo albums to his credit. He is also responsible for coining the Piranhas motto, “Everybody’s gotta eat!” One of the greatest musicians on the planet and beyond.
Brad Fiedel: Keyboards, harmonica and guitar
Brad Fiedel started out as a singer/songwriter. He was signed to Paul Simon's publishing company and did a stint playing keyboards for Hall and Oates. He went on to write many original scores for film and television including the Terminator, T2, True Lies, Fright Night and The Accused. He is happy to get back to playing keyboards for his good friend and surf mentor, Corky Carroll.
Matt Magiera: Drums
Surfer/Drummer. At 16 years old he was picked up by Corky Carroll and The Funk Dog Surf Band. Since then he went on to do session work and play for many great artists including Kenny Loggins, Bill Medley, Honk, hit songwriter Jack Tempchin, Richard Stekol, Bobby Cochran, The Mersh Brothers and many others. These days he doesn't leave the house unless the waves are over 3 feet or there's a gig within walking distance.
Doug Miller: Violin
Douglas Miller has been playing violin since he was 9 and is a master. He played in the original Corky Carroll Band and with Corky as a duo in the mid 1970s. He's a super photographer who has taken pics of nearly everyone in the city of Laguna beach and has painted more than 16,000 paintings - showing them at the Sawdust Festival since 1971. There is also a documentary about him shown at the Newport Film Festival and The Laguna Art Museum. He is currently living in Laguna with his wife Becky and has two adult sons, Jesse and Josiah.
Matt Marshall: Bass
Long time Newport Beach-Hawaii based session bassist and surfer. The “go to” guy for many of the best. Marshall plays with the likes of Mike Hamilton, John Heussenstamm, John Ferraro and the members of Honk. With brother Phil Marshall, The Mersh Brothers have hundreds of film scores and one album to their credit. As bassist and musical director for Hawaiian artist Henry Kapono, Matt did the Same World rim of fire tour.
1. Suicide Chicken
2. Bad Dog Boogie Woogie Blues
3. Voodoo Mary
4. Blue Mango Bar
5. They Call the Wind Mariah (Lerner & Lowe)
6. Surf Zombie
7. Willie and the Hand Jive (Johnny Otis)
8. Tropical Depression
9. Goin’ up the Country (Alan Wilson [Canned Heat] adapted from a song by Henry Thomas)
10. Social Segregation
11. Tourist Season
12. Mexican Home (John Prine)
All songs by Corky Carroll with administration via Siestas y Olas Music, BMI except tracks 5, 7, 9, 12.
Best mastering job ever by Nate Wood, Kerseboom Mastering. http://www.kerseboommastering.
Cover art by Marc Jackson, Gold Rush Tattoo, Newport Beach, CA.
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