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Welcome to Tiki Z's

by Tiki Zombie

The soundtrack to the FAN-TIKI-TASTIC comic book series includes a bit of everything tiki pop - surf rock, rockabilly, exotica, and of course Polynesia.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Welcome to Tiki Z's
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2. Tiki Zombie in Action
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3. Beautiful World (Don's Lament)
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4. Bossa Nova Torkahuna
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5. Hula Kahula Beach
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6. Tiki Zombie Shuffle
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7. Closing Time At Tiki Z's
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
New Legend Productions, in association with Genterine Records, produced this soundtrack for the comic book series, Tiki Zombie. The album features musicians Timothy Price, J.R. Mounts, Ryan Cadaver, Jas Ingram, Ricky Zero, and Bambi Lynn among others contributing to tracks inspired by characters in the comic. Michael A. Gordon, writer and creator of Tiki Zombie, conceived the project in honor of the comic's upcoming fifth anniversary.

"The comic series is an expression of my love for tiki pop," explains Gordon, "I wanted the music to embody all the different aspects of the cultural phenomenon that has been around for over half a century. The album has a little bit of everything - surf rock, rockabilly, exotica, and of course Polynesia. Most important, it's just plain fun!"

"Welcome to Tiki Z's" was produced by Timothy Price, guitarist and author, who recently created a soundtrack for the audio version of his novel, Big in Japan. "Tim introduced me to the idea," says Gordon, "and I'm so pleased he agreed to produce the album. Every track is honestly better than I expected and Tim is the reason."

"I was thrilled to death when Michael approached me with his idea of a cd to accompany the next issue of the comic book," adds Price. "It stretched my limits not only as a composer, but also as an arranger, a musician and producer. Not to mention having to learn how to play a freakin' lap steel guitar as well. (To which now I'm hooked!) I thoroughly enjoyed every step of the Tiki Z journey and hope there's another one on the sun-setting horizon of Hula Kahula Beach! Lord knows we have enough music!"

Price enlisted his fellow Possum Kingdom Ramblers band mates for the project. Ricky Zero and Bambi Lynn (both are also in the band Radio Cult), provided bass lines and vocals. Zero also wrote the album's title track. "I've been a fan of the Tiki Zombie comic for years, so being invited to write songs for the soundtrack and perform on all of the tracks was a thrill for me! Everyone had a blast working together in the studio and the fun is truly apparent when I listen to the final CD!"

Jas Ingram played ukulele, a key ingredient for any tiki-related arrangement, as well as a couple of unique instruments. Gordon raves, "I'm not sure if there's any other record out there that feature both musical saw and electric rake, but if so, I doubt it sounds as good." Ryan Cadaver, lead singer of the Casket Creatures also contributed, providing lead vocals on "Beautiful World (Don's Lament)."

Three original numbers were written by J. R. Mounts, a musician and fellow comic creator. "Trusting someone else with your baby can be so incredibly stressful." says Mounts. "The fact that our pal Tiki-Mike chose his friends to give voice to his fabulous comics creation was a don't-have-to-ask-me-twice opportunity. Writing the three character songs on the cd was an awesome, fun experience and some of my best work! Getting to jam geetar and croon too? Icing on the tiki-cake baby. Fan-tiki-tastic." (J.R. Mounts creates his own comics chaos in "Fried Pickle Noir" and "Scairy Tales")

The album cover art was provided by Peter Cutler, the main artist of the Tiki Zombie comic. "Peter surprised me with a style inspired by Jim Flora." says Gordon. "Because of Peter, the album looks as good as it sounds!"

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