“The Natives are Restless” was included in the musical “Escape to Margaritaville”
La Jolla Playhouse California, May 9th for their nine week run.
"The Natives are Restless" a flip-side hit originally released on Cockpit Records in 1985 and later covered by Jimmy Buffett for his Tiki Time Tour, has added to the song's skymiles. Jimmy Buffett reworked the lyrics in order to further the storyline of the Musical, "Escape to Margaritaville" making for an interesting & fun choreographed dance number. The production opened at La Jolla Playhouse, toured New Orleans, Chicago and opened on Broadway, May-2018. After a short run in New York the Musical closed and is currently on tour, off Broadway. Flying Island wishes the production troupe - fair winds and clear skies.
Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records secured 5 non-exclusive licensing agreements for Flying Island Music’s “The Natives Are Restless” copyright. The track was used as a major production number during his extremely successful world-wide Tiki Time Tour. The song was spotlighted during the performances with island dancers and large, living, Tiki statues. “Natives” was written by the talented singer/songwriter Richard Schutte.
Originally released on Flying Island's Cockpit Records, Schutte's mysterious men in shadows group known as Nick Wana and the WANATONE had a fun run with the single. A surprise flip side hit in the late night bars along the Waikiki strip, the single was accompanied by another quirky Schutte composition "A UFO in WAIMANALO".