Hey, gang! Our music has been popping up here and there on the internet airwaves. If you tune into Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More, you might just hear The Gunboat Diplomats warbling from your speaker. To wit, Episode #182 includes our song “She Said,” featuring background vocals by Chuck Nash and Frank “Monster” Pilgrim (aka the Monster Nash Singers). Host Wayne Lundqvist opined, “Fine State Of Affairs” is “a real eclectic affair, just like this show.” We consider that a high compliment, indeed. And we can attest that The Ice Cream Man’s show is full of variety and chock full of “Surf, Ska, Punk, Mod, New Wave, Northern Soul, Sixties Garage and more.” On this episode, The Gunboat Diplomats are nestled comfortably between some swinging’ Mel Torme, the surf-garage-psychedelia of Os Noctambulos, a slow-rocking cover of Buddy Holly by Joe Normal, and some New Wave bubble gum from the Kurt Baker Combo, so be sure to check it out. Here’s an artist that he’s featured on the program more than once. Treat your ears to the sultry sounds of Ivory Williams singing “Mr. Money.”
And in another diplomatic breakthrough, WJKO has been playing our entire album from top to bottom and has added us to the regular rotation. They play a refreshing variety of music, from Americana to afro-beat to everything in between. Hats off to Dr. Jack Bishop and “The Sound of Independents.” Here’s a fun band that is also getting air time on WJKO, fellow BandCampers Meeting Of Important People with “Take Action!”
Finally, as a helpful public service announcement, all of our sonic concoctions are available for sharing or downloading at the Gunboat Diplomats Bandcamp site for “whatever you feel like paying,” including absolutely nothing. And as you download the free music, rest assured that it comes with a “Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Your Money Back” warranty!
Thanks for accompanying us on our musical journey.