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Thursday, September 16, 2010
MERRELL FANKHAUSER & HMS BOUNTY - RICH MAN'S FABLE
Perhaps the difficult to pronounce name was a factor, but Merrell is one of those artists rooted in the sixties that truly should have been huge. Extremely talented and good looking, the guy is full of star power. Alas, it never happened...
After relocating to the California coast in his teenage years, Merrell played guitar in a string of groups; starting with instrumental surf and eventually settling into an excellent southern California jangle/beat/psychedelic style that is heard hear on this incredibly catchy (yet subtle) song that swings along hitting on hook after hook and climaxing with a sublime guitar break.