Fuzz from the master of Fuzz. Enjoy.
1. Dakota 2. Space Rift 3. Journey into Darkness 4. Recycled 5. Fender Bender 6. Encounter 7. Cry of the Lonely 8. Another Moped in Schenectady 9. Fast and Loose 10. Flashback 11. Theme from the Unknown 12. Peyote 13. Organized 14. Blues Theme/The Born Losers Theme
We have 60's surf styles with a modern twist and from a fictitious band created by Barry Bachman. The music here is in Ventures territory with an eye on the beach, but it isn't as much surf as instro with a surf tribute. Barry Bachman plays all the instruments, so it lacks the chemistry of a band. Some of the tracks are very listenable tho so it is worth checkinbg out to add to your collection.
1. The Cyclin' Cowboy Surfers (Theme) 2. Ridin' The Waves 3. The Lonley Surfer 4. Hot Rod Cycle Song 5. Siren Song 6. Surfin' A Go Go 7. Drivin' My Woody 8. Surfer War Chant 9. Ocean Nights 10. Tidal Wave
11. Sleepwalking On The Shore 12. Prairie Oysters
Short slab of fun, slightly island influenced instro surf. The coolest surf combo from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Well mixed with lots of reverb, crazy drums and a tropical taste. Sip a few Painkillers and float away in your own dreams after a hard day of life.
1. Dwell At 10
2. Caribbean Vibes 3. The Killer Wave 4. Brown Recluse 5. Calm Before A Storm 6. Kawaramachi 7. JBL D-130F 8. Mozipel Twist 9. Hurricane Season 10. Going My Wave
Highly original and ultra enjoyable surf from a jazz perspective, blending surf, rock and jazz guitar with big console organ and baritone sax, like the Graham Bond Organization had they ever seen Mavericks. Amazing Phil Dirt
All instrumental, highly recommended. Love The Craw.
1 Up Periscope 4:34 2 Left Hand Yiros 3:53 3 Take The Drop 3:47 4 Depth Charge 4:04 5 Bullseye 2:07 6 Erika 3:19 7 International Au Go Go 3:33 8 Bellyflop 4:32 9 Femme Fatale 2:29 10 The Craw
Whoever thought that Lawrence Welk could be anything but "old school cool?" With revamped and remixed cuts from some of the best club DJ's around, Lawrence Welk has been re-invented and club kids and hipsters all over will soon be sipping champagne and grooving to Larry. The frothiness of the originals is not diminished in any way - making this a real heartfelt tribute. With songs like "You are My Sunshine" and "Baby Elephant Walk" backed by thumping beats and mellow grooves, songs like "Caravan" would be a perfect fit at any club, lounge, or party. It is best listened to the whole way through because the album is so wonderfully constructed song by song it takes you on a journey that comes full circle. All in all, fabulously fun and clever in a bubbly modern sort of way. If you are a lover of loungey songs done with a very modern take, then you might want this. Fun to freak out the grandparents.
1. Green Sheik Of Araby Greens Keepers 2. Champagne Time Rithma 3. Baby Elephant Walk Monkey Bars 4. Caravan Groove Junkies 5. String Of Pearls Kaskade 6. Honey Boston Tea Boys 7. You Are My Sunshine Joy & The Spider 8. Baby Elephant Safari DJ Keri & DJ 43 9. You Can Dance Q-Burns Abstract Message 10. Let's Go Dance Again East Coast Boogiemen 11. Bubbles In The Wine Dex Dubious 12. Scatterbrain Nobody 13. Watch What Happens Physics 14. Let It Be Me Magic Elephant Orchestra 15. Blue Velvet Smitty
Original melodies, progressions, arrangements influenced by some of the very best surf bands in the world - The Madeira, Man or Astroman?, Dick Dale, Laika and The Cosmonauts, The Ventures, The Bambi Molesters, Pollo Del Mar, Satan's Pilgrims, Slacktone, Los Twang Marvels. The songs are top notch - melodic surf with a sharp edge, an old feel and a modern vibe. They sound like a fusion of many bands but in the end, have a unique sound, fast and furious guitars. A keeper.
In deference to the band's request - I have removed the full album and posted the 1st 3 cuts as evaluation samples. Like it - go buy it, like I did.
1. Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle) 2:28
2. Tempori Parendum 2:49
3. Maelstrom 3:37
4. Curse You Fred Haines 2:42
5. Midnight At The ChronoLab 3:29
6. Mobius Transformation 2:55
7. Argosy 2:31
8. Phistful of Photons 3:10
9. Claire de Lune 3:40
10. Run Ripley Run 2:46
11. Momentium 3:46
12. Chronosurf 2:40
13. Requiem for a TomorrowMan 3:06
Things are getting better on the home front and you will be seeing more regular posts, new stuff (at least to me), and reposts of what I can find. Thanks for all of your support and patience, it is appreciated. Enjoy.
The Invisible Surfers Till That Day
Modern surf punk with a heavy tone. A three piece instrumental combo from Greece. The three boys play fast rocking instros in a remarkably twangy style. Their sound reminds me of Huevos Rancheros, Link Wray and Thee Heatscores. They have been tearing up the Greek and European music scene for many years. Their blistering mix of Punk, Blues and Surf have attracted fans worldwide. Nice stuff.
01. Invisible Surfers - Bad Brakes (03:37) 02. Invisible Surfers - Los Pilotos Esta'n Muertos (03:05) 03. Invisible Surfers - Burned Brain (02:37) 04. Invisible Surfers - Hey You Beg For Mercy (03:27) 05. Invisible Surfers - Down At Santa Marina (03:35) 06. Invisible Surfers - Lickin' Nipples (03:23) 07. Invisible Surfers - No Warning (02:43) 08. Invisible Surfers - Two Miles Woman (03:19) 09. Invisible Surfers - Got To Go (Leaving You In Misery) (03:02) 10. Invisible Surfers - O.D. From Love (03:24) 11. Invisible Surfers - Totally Satisfied (03:37)
have to admit, some tributes are hit or miss -- you may like some
tracks, but some of the covers may sound flat or uninspired, falling
short of originals' level of quality -- BUT NOT SO HERE. With this
release, the opposite is true. The songs take a new life of their own
and the end result is a genuine treasure. I've bought my share of instro
tributes, but this one is better than all. The reason? I have to
guess that it's got a lot to do with The Shadowy Men's status as one of
the forefathers of the third wave of Surf Instro, and being a seminal
band in both the US and Canada. Don't miss out on this one. A++ all the way.
1. Good Cop Bad Cop 2. Zombie Compromise 3. Shake Some Evil - Mulchmen
4. Egypt Texas - Insect Surfers 5. Customized 6. Harlem by the Sea 7.
Having an Average Weekend 8. Reid's Situation - Spy-Fi 9. Aunt's
Invasion - The Sandblasters 10. Hot Box Car 11. Jackpot 12. Ben Hur
Picked off in a Gazebo - Pop Defect, 13. Siesta Cinema 14.
Unwatchable/Three Piece Suit - Squid Vicious 15. That Wuz Ear Me Callin'
a Horse - Breakfastime 16. Spy School Graduation Theme - Squid Vicious
17. Mecca 18. Algoma Reflections - The Sadies 19. Peas Porridge Rock/You
Spin Me Round '86 - The Surfdusters 20. They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas
Anymore 21. Off Our Back Conrad Black - The Sawney Bean Band 22.
Memories of Gay Paree
With the emergence in the 1990s and 2000s of Scenic, Friends of Dean Martinez, Vivid Low Sky (the last of whom, like Shark Quest, are also from Chapel Hill), and now Shark Quest, there seems to be a mini-vogue for instrumental indie rock with a cinematic, desert-sweeping grandeur. This mine-genre is so small (and probably unlucrative) that it's impossible to accuse Shark Quest of bandwagon jumping. Nonetheless, for those familiar with the other acts named above, they'll spark unavoidable comparisons. Not so much to Vivid Low Sky (who, despite sharing the same hometown, have a harsher and more dissonant rock aesthetic) as to Friends of Dean Martinez, in the bent for twanging guitars and a certain Southwestern border feel. With both Friends of Dean Martinez and Scenic, there's an affinity with the soundtrack drama of Ennio Morricone. What, then, makes Shark Quest stand apart? It could be that they're more eclectic than any of those other groups, particularly via the folk influence added by Sara Bell's mandolin and banjo. There are unexpected sounds such as the "Shaft-like guitar on "Crazy Laura," and the classical cello on "Kell." The compositions and melodies are moody and haunting, the tempos and instrumentally varied. It's still more suitable for ambient diversion than foreground excitement, but it's a nicely done, decently imaginative recording.All Music review
1 Chicken Strings 2 All Ball 3 Race Dragging 4 Sesame Hijack 5 Crazy Laura 6 Kell 7 Hugging Is Affecting China 8 Here Sparky 9 Clocks In The Arctic
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