Band That Time Forgot
The Plungers are a 7 piece surf instrumental group featuring 2 lead guitars, rhthym guitar, baritone and 12 string guitar, six string bass guitar, 4 string bass guitar and drums. All guitars are electric and mostly vintage Fenders. No acoustic guitars or keyboards are allowed. The songs are short (2-3 minutes) with well thought out arrangements and production. Intertwining melodies abound with driving rhthyms. Tempos vary and a few slow songs are in the mix. The band's main influences are The Ventures, The Astronauts, The Shadows, Los Straightjackets, The Surfaris. Link Wray, Duane Eddy, and Slacktone. Phil Dirt of Reverb Central says, 'Well, you're just not going to be let down here! The fourth album from The Plungers is a magnificent merger of surf and desert and exotica. These tracks seem like they simply must end up on a soundtrack. Their knack for superb juxtapositions and their sense of ensemble are simply superb. 5 stars!' Dan Forte of Vintage Guitar magazine says, ' Along with Belairs founder Paul Johnson and Finland's Laika and The Cosmonauts, The Plungers are most responsible for riding surf music into the 21st century faithfully and creatively. With The Band That Time Forgot their fourth album of instrumentals in five years, they just keep getting better and better,'