Bongo Boy Magazine Summer 2018 Part One - Page 41

8. Susan SurfTone - If I Knock 3:33 - The amazing Susan SufTone, the coolest former federal agent I know, is back. I have been digging Susan’s stuff for a long time. The woman can play! God there is almost nothing cooler than a smashing drum intro followed by a gnarly surf guitar. Okay, I guess this is a love song, but in all honesty, I am too busy listening to the drummer throwing in his machine gun fills which cue Susan to open up and make her guitar scream. This is a very tight band that must be a massive party live! 7. Above The Sun – Bella 2:58 - Above The Sun is another returning Bongo Boy artist that can rock in their own particular island way. I am really impressed with the bass player. He and the percussion section are locked in while the background singers provide a bit of old-time soul. The vocals are good and flow nicely over the massive groove the band is laying down. Even when the guitar steps up for some nice picking, that bass is still there almost daring the guitar to take the spotlight. Really, the entire band sounds good, but for me personally there is something almost magical about the groove the percussion and bass are putting out. 9. Mark Baxter - Love Is (acoustic version) 3:19 - This is an old school love song that is reminiscent of the 1950s early love songs that were considered scandalous at the time. Overall, Mark has a good voice and the music is well played. I just can’t shake the Buddy Holly feeling of this song, (Just to clear that is a very good thing.) 10. NazB - Stay For Better 3:48 - Interesting beginning. Is that an organ that morphs into an electric piano? I dig the powerful, yet simplistic drums. You don’t need to be John Bonham to rock. NazB has a very unique voice. I hear a reggae vibe which is cool. I like this song but find myself wondering what their live show is like. I have the feeling that at any moment this song could erupt into a blistering jam, but I imagine that is saved for the live show. 7. Above The Sun – Bella 2:58 - Above The Sun is another returning Bongo Boy artist that can rock in their own par- ticular island way. I am really impressed with the bass player. He and the percussion section are locked in while the background singers provide a bit of old-time soul. The vocals are good and flow nicely over the massive groove the band is laying down. Even when the guitar steps up for some nice picking, that bass is still there almost daring the guitar to take the spotlight. Really, the entire band sounds good, but for me personally there is something almost magical about the groove the percussion and bass are putting out. 8. Susan SurfTone - If I Knock 3:33 - The amazing Susan SufTone, the coolest former federal agent I know, is back. I have been digging Susan’s stuff for a long time. The woman can play! God there is almost nothing cooler than a smashing drum intro followed by a gnarly surf guitar. Okay, I guess this is a love song, but in all honesty, I am too busy listening to the drummer throwing in his machine gun fills which cue Susan to open up and make her guitar scream. This is a very tight band that must be a massive party live! 9. Mark Baxter - Love Is (acoustic version) 3:19 - This is an old school love song that is reminiscent of the 1950s early love songs that were considered scandalous at the time. Overall, Mark has a good voice and the music is well played. I just can’t shake the Buddy Holly feeling of this song, (Just to clear that is a very good thing.) 10. NazB - Stay For Better 3:48 - Interesting beginning. Is that an organ that morphs into an electric piano? I dig the powerful, yet simp \X[\ˈ[H۸&]YYHۚ[Hˈ^\H\H[\]YHXKHX\BYYHXHX\ HZH\ۙ][^\[ۙ\[]Z\]H\ZKH]HHY[[]][H[\ۙ[\\[H\\[š[K]H[XY[H]\]Y܈H]H