As John Sebastian noted in the Lovinﾒ Spoonfulﾒs ﾓNashville Cats,ﾔ there are ﾓ13 hundred and 52 guitar pickers in Nashville.ﾔ And itﾒs pretty much unanimous that nearly every one of ﾒem would love to be playing in the Martian Denny Orchestra, whose blend of surf, spy and space sounds is quickly becoming an underground sensation in Music City. Guitarist Eddie Angel shakes up the world of indie-rock with Los Straitjackets and the Planet Rockers. Guitarist Bob Irwin, the man behind famed reissue label Sundazed Music, is the fretboard whiz of New Yorkﾒs Pluto Walkers. Dave Roe played bass for Johnny Cash and works the same magic for John Mellencamp and many others. Jim Hoke plays steel guitar and woodwinds for NRBQ, Toby Keith and others. The rock-solid beat comes courtesy of the mighty Jimmy Lester, the original skinsman of Los Straitjackets and now with Webb Wilderﾒs honky tonk hellions.
ﾓWhere else can you hear such dead-on, reverential treatment of instro classics by Duane Eddy, the Ventures, the Rockinﾒ Rebels and Santo & Johnny?ﾔ asks Irwin. Five minutes with the Martian Denny Orchestra makes one thing perfectly clear: the band fires 40-footer after 40-footer and hits nothing but netﾗevery time!