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The Barbwires - Rattleheaddotdotdotdot
artworkFour grand surf instros with The Barbwires' unique sense of melody and tongue in cheek writing. Great drums and rich guitar tone really define this seven inch.
Picks: Rattlehead, Wave Rebel, Roger Moore's Last Sigh, See That Seagal

Track by Track Review


Rattlehead dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

reverb crashes and dangerous surf guitars pummel the silence. While murk sometimes rule, "Rattlehead" is a truly threatening and rhythmic track. The brooding tone and relentless "Wipe Out" patterns traumatize. Very cool!

Wave Rebel dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Heavy and, at times, menacing, "Wave Rebel" is also flippant. The melody riff is engagingly simple and memorable, and the bridge patterns are superb. Great drums!

Roger Moore's Last Sigh dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fast and spunky, and not particularly spy like, "Roger Moore's Last Sigh" employs a dark riff and heavy rhythm. Even if you don't want to, I think you'll find that this song makes your cool list.

See That Seagal dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"See That Seagal" is a lot like latter day Dick dale at times, but with a really fun backtrack and infectious playing. Great drums rumble behind, adding immeasurable to the arrangement. Great track!