A Southern California Drive
desert island classics #7
catalog-no. tx 2055
rock - 2000
A Southern California Drive (72K)
The Power of Love (95K)
I Saw You (68K)
TAXIM's Desert Island Classics series
was made for records like A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRIVE – Chris Darrow's pop masterwork
from 1980. This neglected album stands as a sort of testimony of Darrow's "beach
years" and features a Westcoast pop sound that sounds just as fresh today
as it did 20 years ago.
This is Southern California pop to make you feel good. It features mostly breezy and uptempo tunes made and recorded in a spirit of friendship and togetherness. Another proof that the joy of making music with a close-knit group of friends has always been a Darrow speciality. Besides the usual multi-instrumental talents of the man himself, this record features a bunch of old pals: ex-Hot Band guitar wizard Frank Reckard (electric guitar), Jerry Waller (piano), Micky McGee (drums),the late Ed Black (guitar), Max Buda (harp, keyboards), and Chris' sister Elizabeth Darrow on vocals.
the desert island classic story #7