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The Bikini Beach Band - Boys And Girlsdotdotdot
artworkA couple of entertaining translations of pop to surf. Quite fun!
Picks: Boys And Girls, Sweet Child O' Mine

Track by Track Review


Boys And Girls dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Blur's "Boys And Girls" is odd fodder for instro treatment, even for The Bikini Beach Band. The eerie tone and transmuted surf disco arrangement make this compelling, despite the utter weirdness of the concept. Long pick slides and tremolo warble add to the mystique.

Sweet Child O' Mine dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

While a very lovely cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine," this is one song that has been brought down off metal-mountain to ballad valleys by many already. Nonetheless, this is a splendid track with a soft romantic sound. Just plain pretty, and nicely arranged.