The Secret Samurai | Gun Sho Gun

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Gun Sho Gun

by The Secret Samurai

One of today's most exciting instrumental surf bands, The Secret Samurai produces a mix of high energy reverb-drenched surf combined with middle-eastern soundscapes, Moriconne-inspired anthems, and rockin' bombast transporting you through time and space
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Don't Fear The Reverb
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2. Shoegazer
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3:17 album only
3. Bereft Of Enemies
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3:21 album only
4. Titus
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3:08 album only
5. Sink Or Swim
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5:12 album only
6. Bakersfield
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4:16 album only
7. L'Ultimo Basamento
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8. Off The Richtor (Act II)
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9. Dastardly Deeds
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3:54 album only
10. Istanbul
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11. The Song Remains Insane
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Album Notes
GUN-SHO-GUN is the long-awaited debut CD from San Diego, CA's reverb-drenched instro-surf swordsmen. This high energy, 11-song guitar-driven tour de force will leave you screaming for more! Huge reverb-laden guitar tone set atop a blazing rhythmic fury position this disc to be an instant classic.

The Secret Samurai was formed by Ryan Ruiz (lead guitar) and Steve Van Wyk (bass) in the Spring of 2005 after the veteran instro-surf quartet, Surf Report, ended its 12 year reign. Straddling the line between traditional and no-wave progressive instro-surf, The Secret Samurai incorporate a wide array of musical influences from The Astronauts to Morricone to Middle-Eastern and Asian cinema.

This disc consists of 10 original compositions that span the band's eclectic array of influences. Also included is a stunning cover of the Kennedy/Simon classic, Istanbul. Don't be caught without this disc and miss the shape of surf to come!!


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Frank Ferraro

The SECRET is out!
Great instrumental surf music from a first rate surf band. Very authentic surf tone and vibe. I'm glad to have it in my collection of surf cd's.