Record Of The Month - June 2003

The Saturn V

The Saturn V featuring Orbit - After Work Sessions!!!

Here's the second full-length CD from San Francisco bay area twist and stomp masters, the Saturn V featuring Orbit!  Trading vocal duties between main man Orbit, guitarist Johnny Bartlett, drummer Ron Silva, bassist David Sour Troutt, and farfisa-fingerer Dr. Pat Phelan, the Vees give us a helping of 16 songs.  Even a guest female vocal on a cover of the Annette / Beach Boys tune Monkey's Uncle.  Johnny comes in with two instrumentals - Ginchy by the Venturas and Make It.  Beautiful 12 string guitar part on the Wailers' I Want To Walk With You, with Ron Silva's ladykiller 60s voice.  Sour Troutt, from Tustin California, sings of the Long Tall Texan who "came from Tustin to enforce the law."   Great version of the Gary Lewis song Just My Style, featuring Dr. Pat's organ (the electronic one).  And since the simian numbers like Go Go Gorilla are well-known crowd pleasers in their live sets, the song Chimpanzee appears here as a new addition to the repertoire.  Lots of great twist-able action, and solid tone!


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