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Satan's Pilgrims / Thomas Lauderdale - Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims CD


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Satan's Pilgrims / Thomas Lauderdale - Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims CD (Heinz)

Thomas Lauderdale is the pianist and leader of acclaimed combo Pink Martini, and Satan’s Pilgrims is, of course.... well, no explanation needed for who they are! So what do you get when you match the talents of a classically trained pianist with one of the finest instrumental surf rock bands that has ever graced this planet? A pretty fun and incredible album, and completely unique to what you’ve ever heard before. The songs performed are a mix of lounge and pop classics - familiar favorites like “Rhapsody In Blue”, “Bali Hai”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Sukiyaki”, “Night & Day” and “Calcutta” among them. However, they do rock out a bit more on The Wailers’ classic “Tall Cool One”, as well as the surf standard “Malaguena”. One “Girls On The Beach”, one of the Beach Boys’ more beautiful songs, they enlist self-proclaimed “All-American Jewish lesbian folksinger” Phranc on the only song with vocals on the album. The brilliance of this album though is not just the songs, or the choice of the songs they cover, or the amazing artwork, it’s the fact that this just hasn’t been done before. Sure, there are surf songs with piano on them, but not classical piano! While this has been a work-in-progress for nearly 30 years (yes, work started in the mid-90’s) it sounds fresh and modern as if it was just recorded recently. It also serves as a tribute to much-loved Satan’s Pilgrims guitarist Dave Busacker, who sadly passed away in 2021. His work can be heard and felt throughout this release.

Tracks: Rhapsody In Blue - Bali Hai - Tall Cool One - Night & Day - How Great Thou Art - Girls On The Beach - Malaguena - Out Of This World - Sukiyaki - It Had Better Be Tonight - Calcutta


Malagueña - Official Music Video | Thomas Lauderdale Meets the Pilgrims (03:50)
"Malagueña", the Official Music Video for first single from the long-awaited album "Thomas Lauderdale Meets the Pilgrims." See the album release show for Thomas Lauderdale Meets the Pilgrims, live at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, Thursday May 20. Tickets available at 25 years in the making! Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale's rumored collaboration with legendary surf rock sensations, Satan's Pilgrims, was lost in the mists of time. Now, this long-awaited album, recorded concurrently with Pink Martini's seminal debut "Sympathique," is finally seeing the light of day. Buoyed by Lauderdale’s sparkling piano fireworks atop the Pilgrims' iconic surf rock sound, the album features blazing interpretations of beloved standards such as “Night and Day,” “Malagueña” and “Rhapsody in Blue” alongside dazzling classic surf excursions, to create the perfect summer party record you can play all year round. "Malagueña" was written by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona in 1933. Video edited by Scrappers Morrison. #malagueña #officialmusicvideo #malaguena #ernestoLecuona #lecuona #surf #satanspilgrims #surfmusic #thepilgrims #pinkmartini
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