The Tikis (no relation to the folk-rock, Autumn Records Tikis), were purely a by-product of the huge campus folk boom of the early 1960's, and right down to their striped shirts, they were following groups like The Kingston Trop. The on; y problem here was that they didn't; t quite have the charm of the Trio, and they surely didn't have the songwriting genius of groups like The Journeymen. They were, however, adequately talented amateurs, and a few cuts on this album will surely prove this. An excellent, reverb-drenched version of the classic "Scottish Fields" leaves you wanting more of this kind of experimentation. The rest of the record is fairly predictable, although in the mediocrity, there is some fine banjo playing.
The Tikis Review
by Matthew Greenwald