This is a good collection of music. It is their first and most easily accessible of their recordings, and shows their homage to 60's style surf music. That being said, the Mermen redefine the genre for the post modern, post psychedelic era. Every song here is thoughtfully arranged, and brought to life in a simple yet, undeniably beautiful fashion.
All of these songs reveal what is at the heart of The Mermen experience: Epic-sized surf with a delicate soul. Very representative of their 'live' sound. No generic, three-chord, go-go beach tunes here, this is majestic and ominous surf rock for the future. Recommended as are all of their recordings.
1.Ocean Beach 2. Krill Slippin' 3. Neptune's Revenge 4. Splashin' With the Mermaid 5. Kaena 6. Over the Falls 7. Run Don't Walk 8. Sand 9. Drift 10. Big Day at the Bay 11. Hammer Head 12. Abalone Daze 13. Soul Surfin' 14. Whales 15. By the Sea I Will Stay Together 16. Goodbye
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