The Hula Girls | The Curse of the Tiki

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The Curse of the Tiki

by The Hula Girls

Lively hapa haole, tiki, and surf themed music, all filtered through the late ‘50s and early '60s rockabilly and rock n’ roll sound. Like the Stray Cats, on vacation, in Hawaii!
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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1. Hula Girl
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2. Hawaii's Not That Far Away
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3. The Curse of the Tiki
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4. Suck 'Em Up
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5. Moonshine Mai Tai
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6. Hulabilly Honey
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7. Volcano (feat. DJ Bonebrake & Gary Brandin)
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8. Leilani
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9. Longboard Baby
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10. The Warm Sands of Huntington Beach
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11. Desert Isle
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12. Surfin' With Von Franco
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13. Waikiki Moon
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14. The Hidden Village (feat. Crazy Al, DJ Bonebrake & Gary Brandin)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Like a ‘32 Ford tearing through the International Marketplace in 1960, Honolulu, The Hula Girls have been exploding all over the Southern California scene as the self-described kings of ‘hulabilly.’

On their debut record, follow The Hula Girls as they ball at a luau and battle the waves in “Hula Girl”. Hear the story of losing a girl to an island paradise, in “Hawaii’s Not That Far Away”. Listen to perils of collecting antiques and pagan idols in eclectic “Curse of the Tiki”! Knock one back to the hard rockabilly number, “Suck ‘em Up”. The drinking continues with the jazzy Kevin Bullat original, “Moonshine Mai Tai” which features a rousing upright bass break by Mr. Lucas Vigor. Race through Hollywood in Spike‘s ‘62 Ford to the legendary Tiki Ti, in “Hulabilly Honey”. Help the Hula Girls, along with Blue Hawaiian, Gary Brandin, and X’s DJ Bonebrake, calm a volcano, in the mysterious, “Volcano”!

One side two, things really get wild, with an evening of drinking and dancing in Waikiki on the upbeat, “Leilani”! “Longboard Baby” brings us to Blackie’s, the legendary surf spot in Newport Beach, with drummer Dominic Tucci, performing the lead vocals. The steel guitar of Mr. Kevin Bullat is featured in a duet with the vibraphone stylings of Mr. DJ Bonebreak on a 1959 Shirley Orlando original, “The Warm Sands of Huntington Beach”. Hear the Hula Girls sing about love and livin’ without her, on “Desert Isle”. Follow the low brow artist, and former Bombora, Von Franco, to San Onofre State Beach to battle a freak south swell in the loud, “Surfin’ with Von Franco”! Take a chance on destiny in the fun, “Waikiki Moon”. And finally, The Hula Girls take a cue from the exotica masters of the 1950‘s and follow legendary tiki carver, Crazy Al, into the jungle on the haunting, tribal track, “The Hidden Village”.

It’s up-tempo hapa haole, tiki, and surf themed music, all filtered through the late ‘50’s and early 60’s rockabilly and rock n’ roll sound. Just when you thought tiki music had to be sleepy instrumental tunes, here come The Hula Girls!


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Vic Rampart

Original and Retro at the same time - KILLER and FUN!
I just listened to the entire CD and I was blown away at how the music was totally fresh while still accessible and somewhat recognizable. I liked the texture of the different instrumentation they used (marimba, vibes, steel and acoustic guitars, assorted percussion) and the back-up vocals. Good mix of songs/tempos here too: from totally rocking to completely soothing. Nice work Hula Girls!