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The Black Trunks - Demosdotdotdot
artworkThese mp3's are the only record I can find of the Black Trunks, a band from Brazil. Dating from 2004 or 2005 maybe, they are sadly lo-res (96K), because they mask what are obviously very good performances with genuine character. I'd sure like to track this band down.
Picks: Apache, Hot Line, Wild Goose

Track by Track Review


Apache dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very tasteful cover of Jerry Lordan's "Apache," with long echo-sustain notes and a la The Shadows, and string swipes via Jorgen Ingmann, as well as tasteful drums and rhythm guitar. More listenings mean more pleasure. While it's fairly straight forward, the nearly timbales snare and its military rolls adds quite a bit of interest.

Hot Line dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Hot Line" rocks with chemistry and flair, and a fairly modern sound. Great drums, big chords, and swirly keys, along with aggressive dry glissandos give this track a unique sound.

Wild Goose
Surf (Instrumental)

"Wild Goose" is covered right off the Belairs (and in the eighties, The Packards) arrangement Paul Johnson developed in the early sixties. Spunky and very cool.