Marina plays the smooth tunes of the 70s-80s, one hit wonders - some call it yacht rock, and they aren't wrong. In the world of Marina there are no guilty pleasures, only pleasures.
Dusty Winds was fished from the bottom of Rick Springfield's private swimming pool in the Hollywood Hills on September 14, 1998 and first suspected to be drowned; when he regained consciousness, he'd lost all memory of how he'd ended up in the pool - along with all memory of his identity. Though he couldn't remember anything about himself, it soon became clear to those "in the know" in Southern California that this mystery man had a velvety smooth voice and an almost religious devotion to the sea.
As for Barnacle Bill: decades of keel-hauling, customized-van-squatting, bowl-cut-sporting, weed-smoking, Kools-huffing, aviator-shade-wearing, and flip-flopping - have magically combined to render his voice gravelly, yet glossy - and to be fair, "appropriately aged."
Fellow Yacht Rock lovers Brian Trout, Mike Commodore and The Sea King gathered around Dusty and ye olde Barnacle, to form the ultimate smooth music ensemble: MARINA.
Steely Dan, Loggins & Messina, Pablo Cruise, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Robbie Dupree, Toto, Rupert Holmes, Poco, Bread, America, Ace, Ambrosia, Little River Band, Player, Christopher Cross, Dave Mason, Gerry Rafferty, Orleans, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Fleetwood Mac, Pure Prairie League, Gary Wright, Supertramp, Stealer's Wheel, Jackson Browne, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Welch, Exile, 10cc, Dave Mason, Elvin Bishop, Al Stewart . . .