Audio from the Pirate Cat Radio with Judd and Martin

Posted by TraderTiki on October 10th, 2008 — Posted in In Other News

If you missed the broadcast this past Saturday on Pirate Cat Radio, Judd was kind enough to provide an audio file.

Martin chats about his own tiki roots, as well as the origins of PolyPop and Forbidden Island, while Judd talks tiki tunes and wails away with his ukulele.

The edited audio file (also available for download), coming in at about 66 minutes without music, can be played using the player below.

If you’re looking to fill in the music yourself, I’ve got to highly recommend two of my favorite modern bands.  They’re not particularly exotica, but have a good mix of cool classics and peppy Hawaiian Tunes.  Ape, headed by frontman and tiki carver Crazy Al, tends to vary wildly, moving from a spicy riff on the classic Miserlou, to calypso with Barbados Carnival, and the new classic I’m Pau.  The tracks are on their album Jungle Gems, which comes highly recommended from me.  If you get a chance to see these guys in action, DO IT.  Crazy Al carves a tiki during the performance.  Hell, you can see the one carved from a performance a few years back, now on display at Forbidden Island (you’re welcome Martin!)

The Mai Kai Gents have a few peppy little tunes, and are fantastic to see in concert.  The classic Okole Maluna (Bottoms Up!) is one of the few Hawaiian drinking songs you’ll hear in your life, and you’ll never forget the chant.  The hips of the mysterious Miss Mauna Loa sway and hypnotize to Hawaiian classics like Little Grass Shack and The Luau Song.  So go on over and buy their CD!


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