By David Beard
CALIFORNIA SURF INCORPORATED
“Playground” is the first official digital release as recorded by California Surf Incorporated [CSI] – comprised primarily of Bobby Figueroa, Ed Carter, Randell Kirsch, and Sterling Smith (each former Beach Boys’ band members).
For “Playground” Bobby dials in his inner Dennis Wilson and lays his soul on the line, giving the song the needed emphasis best attached to the heart-tugging lyrics and Bobby’s emotional recording.
Essentially a love song to Dennis, the best moments happen when Bobby seamlessly shifts from his deep gravely voice into his smooth-as-silk vibrato … both of which dig deep.
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