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The Baywatchers - Surf Aus Kopenhagen/Berlindotdotdotdot
artworkThe Baywatchers play very aggressive and dark instro-surf that simply does not let up! They must be very intense live. This CD-R compiles tracks from 2001 with added live material from 2004.
Picks: Onethousand Homo Cowboys, Branded, Green Hornet, In The Spirit Of Joey, Primadrenaline, Valley Of The Mono Apes, Waxing The Boards, Wetback, Mr. Hoff Blues, Whalebarf, The Joker and the Green Hornet

Track by Track Review


Onethousand Homo Cowboys dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Heavy aggression parsing the line between surf and rock, with some Kraut Rock influences and a dark sound. Grodie surf riffology, more than riff rock, and in the mold of vintage instros, but more edgy.

Branded dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Link's often covered riff growler is dirty and nasty at the hands of the Baywatchers. Very dirty guitar and loud aggression. Intense!

Green Hornet dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Monster glissandoes open the flailing attack of "Green Hornet." Very heavy and dark, with great drums and intense energy. You may not survive!

In The Spirit Of Joey dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

My goodness, what intensity. Long sliding glisses and pounding percussion. Lots of flash and shear dirty power.

Primadrenaline dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Primadrenaline" delivers a plundering growl that hints at a limbering behemoth, but it does not lumber. Not for the faint at heart.

Valley Of The Mono Apes dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Waistcoats' aggressive "Valley Of The Mono Apes" pounds, pummels, and rages with dark intensity. Easily as cool as the original.

Waxing The Boards dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Waxing The Boards" is a wonderful lumbering death on the waves kind of number. Dark textures, dangerous imagery, and a sense that the sea has claimed another life. Very cool track!

Wetback dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A fast and furious slammer with more energy and danger than anything else. Very aggressive and intense!

Mr. Hoff Blues dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Forgive the live sound, "Mr. Hoff Blues" is an intensely dangerous and powerful track. Very dark, with feedback and no shortage of edge.

Whalebarf dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A great drum set backs a relentlessly dark and edgy song that simply will not let go. Great feedback rounds out the noisy danger.

The Joker and the Green Hornet dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Lumbering, menacing, and thrilling, with demented laughter and snarls throughout. This medley of "The Joker and the Green Hornet" is monstrous throughout.