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The Beautiful Kantine Band - Twist auf dem Vulkandotdotdotdot
artworkThe Beautiful Kantine Band play some superb surf instros. Twist auf dem Vulkan contains a goodly number that will thrill your genuine surf desire.
Picks: Dschungel Stomp, Raw-Hide, Mossad, Czikos, Mikrowelle, Batman Theme, Surf Beat

Track by Track Review


Dschungel Stomp dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big fun stompin' and rompin'! Tom toms and bass bumping while the lead guitar reverbs out a party riff. Not particularly melodic, but this is a damn cool track for party time!

Raw-Hide dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a textured rendering of Link Wray and his Raymen's "Raw-Hide." It's lighter than the original, but loaded with spunk and fun! Big twang and rhythmic hand clapping fun.

Mossad dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is more or less a retitled "FBI" (The Shadows' ) with an even more cowboy beat, and muted reverbed surf guitar in a verse or two. This is totally infectious and grin inducing! Way cool!

Czikos dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is superb. Muted surf rhythm, the catchy signature stylings of The Beautiful Kantine Band, and horns (keys perhaps) play nicely together for a varied and very engaging track. A bit of spy, some surf, the tremble of tremolo, and a sense of carefree adventure are all here. Wonderful!

Mikrowelle dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big ringing twang chords and tremolo create a spaghetti western image, and the ska rhythm guitar adds infectious patterns. This is dramatic, sweeping, empty desert cool! Really nice track!

Batman Theme dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Neil Hefty's "Batman Theme" darkly writhes under a dangerous storm cloud. It's all in fun, of course, but this is perhaps the most original arrangement I've heard. Lots of coolness, long sustain, glissandos, and more!

Surf Beat dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This giant trashy version of Dick Dale and his Del-tones' "Surf Beat" is captured live, with what sounds like rhythm guitars dubbed over soundboard maybe. It doesn't seem to matter. The energy is there, and the performance is hot! Great cover!