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The Brainwashers - The Manchurian EPdotdotdotdot
artworkThis 3 track EP comes from the Brainwashers' magnificent CD "Be Careful With That Long Board." Great surf instrumentals from Portland, Oregon.
Picks: Dripper, Benzodiasapan, Bombora

Track by Track Review


Dripper dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a big chord, whammy injected, double picked surf monster. Power, style, and magnetic pizzazz all gang up on you. Not terribly melodic, but who the Hell cares. Love the super high note dribbles!

Benzodiasapan dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chunky, big production, melodic in a Euro instro style, spiffy lead guitar, nice acoustic rhythm, and a very pleasing structure. Quite a nice track.

Bombora dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A somewhat different treatment of the Original Surfaris' classic, which some changes to the guitar lines, and an unusual sound shift between drums and guitar. The low-E double picking is strong, and the chorded break adds an interesting variation. Fine track.