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The Alarm Clocks - Yeahdotdot
artworkAmbient live recordings from an obscure Ohio garage band, recorded in 1966. The sound is muddy, and the performance rely way too much on energy and not enough on talent. It's a fun glimpse into the basement world of teenage rock and roll before the dam broke. There's nothing original here, and nothing that wasn't heard on a thousand small local stages back then. 9 tracks are from the Alarm Clocks, and three from their earlier incarnation, the Perceptions, including two surf instros.
Picks: Wipe Out, Tree Stump Theme

Track by Track Review


Wipe Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very sloppy performance of the Surfaris' "Wipe Out" with lots of youthful energy, but not much finesse. The ultra muddy sound doesn't help.

Tree Stump Theme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a rockin' instrumental with surf overtones, though it mostly relies on endless progressions and energy to carry it off.