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Brazil 2001 - Demo #1dotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the original 1995 demo from one of the most original and talented bands in LA in the last days of the last century. Their sense of humor and completely original; arrangements, coupled with insanely cool lyrics in their exquisite vocal material, lured me into adding them to a live show with the Mermen and the Woodies, and a subsequent stellar visit to the Pit at KFJC. They are sadly gone now, but I still miss Brazil 2001!
Picks: Penetration, Cactus, Haole Girl, One Note Samba

Track by Track Review


Penetration dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This early mix is among the hottest version of the Pyramid's surf classic ever recorded! Stunning would be adequate! Tortured edgy maximum guitar, huge. To paraphrase John Kay, it's "a monster on the loose."

Cactus dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

I like this demo version better than the final mix, but less than either live KFJC take, just because it's such a cool tune and so friendly live. Short and sweet with a grin!

Haole Girl dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

This sparkling song is playful and dangerous in an island romance way, with ringing guitar and splendid lyrics. Way cool!

One Note Samba dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Antonio Carlos Jobim's little ditty became a monster under the gun of Bernard Yin's guitar. Bit's of Agent Orange and tons of energy make this work really well. It ends with a grand reverb kick!