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by The Seattle Castaways

The Castaways first album surprises everyone with their blazing classic rock covers ... on the ukulele. You've never heard ukulele like this before.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Freeze-Frame
3:49 $0.99
2. Stray Cat Strut
3:04 $0.99
3. Spirits in the Material World
2:56 $0.99
4. Neurotic Traveling Blues
2:55 $0.99
5. American Idiot
2:55 $0.99
6. Jenny (867-5309)
3:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Think the ukulele can't rock? The Castaways bring you a six pack of tracks that says otherwise. The band's first album is a selection of classic pop and rock covers from the 80s and 90s -- with an original blues track thrown in for good measure.

The disk opens with Freeze Frame, J Geils Band's 1981 hit with the lead line picked up by... the ukulele. Stray Cat Strut, another 1981 hit includes a wicked solo on... the ukulele. The low end in Spirits in the Material World, another 1981 hit by The Police comes from the fat strings of... the bass ukulele.

You get the gist.

Three more tracks -- American Idiot (Green Day, 2004), Jenny 867-5309 (1981) and an original blues lament, Neurotic Traveler Blues, (Jim Abernethy 2010) with a blistering slide uke solo, complete Sixer. To complete the idea of big sound from small instruments, the percussion driving all this rock comes from the cajón, a wooden box about two feet tall.

The album takes the ukulele to places you never thought you'd find it -- rockabilly, blues, and the classic rock that provided the soundtrack to the band's musical upbringing.

Turn it up. It rocks.



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