Captain Royale’s Yacht Rock, Ahoy Matey!
by Alle Royale
“Toto are amazing musicians and they passed a good deal of their lifetimes trying to show how they could rock hard as anyone else; but it’s when things go smooth that they really delight the Captain”
“Get ready ladies and gentlemen, this will bring some well deserved groove on board the ship”
“There’s no limit to the talents of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker and their army of inspired session musicians; this way also a song about Rick Derringer could be the perfect companion of a sunny day on the sea”
“The obvious choice would have been “Sailing”, depicting exactly what a yacht lifestyle philosophy is all about, but i choosed this track because is simply one of the best pop rock staples ever written”
“When America met Russ Ballard, they stopped being the ultra-boring folk balladeers they were to morph into a soft rock creature of many delightful facets”
“Sometimes matches are made in heaven and the late 70’s Macs are just that: musical perfection”
“Chris is a great guitar player, singer and songwriter and even if his works often stretch in blues territories, his beginnings as a soft rock Midas cannot be forgotten by this yacht crew”
“Italian readers could be amused by the fact that this is the band of bass player Ronn Moss, aka Ridge Forrester of the soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful”, simply called “Beautiful” there. Well, have a listen and enjoy the waves”
“I know some of you will cringe reading the name of Bob Seger next to the ones of these soft rock champions, but on this dreamy piece, Bob is as melodic as it gets.