Guitars Of The Oceanic Undergrowth

by Honolulu Mountain Daffodils

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copyright all songs Joachim Pimento / Adrian Borland

A scatterbrained and perhaps drunken recording entity based on the collective talents of guitarist Joachim Pimento, fuzz guitarist/keyboardist Zoe Zettner, fuzz guitarist/vocalist Lord Sulaco, fuzz guitarist/percussionist Daiquiri J. Wright, fuzz guitarist Franklin Silverheels, and bassist Smoky Alvaro (yes, they apparently liked the sound of a fuzz guitar), the Honolulu Mountain Daffodils gathered occasionally throughout the late '80s and early '90s to patch together records that threw almost anything imaginable into a blender (from Kraftwerk to Tom Waits to the Ramones to Black Sabbath to Neu! and all points between). The ill-rehearsed results were always uneven, but a fun time was guaranteed each time they gathered into a studio. The only true ambition of the Daffodils was to have their records exist in obscurity until developing a cult of fans via a steady slew of dollar bin discoveries. In fact, as legend has it, the artwork for the 1987 album Guitars of the Oceanic Overgrowth was designed to look as if it had spent at least two decades gathering dust in a record shop's sunshine-prone window display. Guitars was their first album and was followed the next year by Tequila Dementia, and then the trilogy was completed three years later by Aloha Sayonara (the Psychic Hit-List Victim EP was released in 1991). Apparently the band split up soon thereafter; lord (or Lord Sulaco) knows why.

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released January 12, 1987

Joachim Pimento (Adrian Borland): Guitar
Lord Sulaco (Pete Williams): Vocals, Fuzz Guitar
Zoe Zettner: Keyboards, Fuzz Guitar
Daiquiri J.Wright (Graham Pearson): Percussion, Fuzz Guitar
Franklin Silverheels: Fuzz Guitar
Smoky Alvaro: Bass Guitar

Other Details:
Produced by Joachim Pimento
Engineered by Speedy Gonzales
Recorded At Castle Studios
Bass on "Final Solution" by Smoky Alvaro
Special thanks to Jose Cuervo
Sleeve design by Chinn & Ho at Technomedia 5-0

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Adrian Borland Greater London, UK

Although it is primarily for the 1979-1987 group THE SOUND that Adrian Borland is remembered. THE SOUND, who released several records between 1979 and 1987 that deserved the popularity of Echo & the Bunnymen but failed mostly due to the lack of a marketable image. Nonetheless, the Sound were the missing link between Joy Division and Echo; perhaps time will help acknowledge this. ... more

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