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The Buckrabbits - The Buck Rabbits Ride Againdotdotdotdot
artworkPrimarily guitar and drums, The Buckrabbits play gritty, angular instrumentals, with a foot in surf, but in a shortboard, or more correctly, skateboard kinda way. If the Flat Duo Jets without reverb sounds like a good idea to you, you'll love this band.
Picks: Sammy V's, Hot Rod Hillbilly, Missing Link, Sidewalk Surfin', Bustin' Skateboards, Orange Beach Massacre

Track by Track Review


Sammy V's dotdotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

Heavy drums, brutal bass, and gritty rock tone drive this mid tempo track home. "Sammy V's" is definitely on the skate side of the aisle, with no letup to its intensity. Just guitar and drums.

Hot Rod Hillbilly dotdotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

"Hot Rod Hillbilly" is way more hot rod than hillbilly, and even more skate grunge. The double picked section verges on short board surf, but i the end, this is all dry land.

Missing Link dotdotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

Chords lifted from Link Wray, and other Linkisms. Heavy bass, dark glissandos, and grode attack. Structured like the man himself might have, and delivered with pumice. Ya gotta love anything born of Link!

Sidewalk Surfin' dotdotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

"Sidewalk Surfin'" s none of the songs with that title. It does contain glissandos and chop chords, as if Link Wray were on the curl. Guitar and drums only. True grit.

Bustin' Skateboards dotdotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

The rhythm is from "Something Else," which sowed me the root of the rhythm in The Tornadoes' "Bustin' Surfboards." Guitar and drums grumbling about shattered half pipe dreams.

Orange Beach Massacre dotdotdot
Skate Grunge (Instrumental)

Somewhat thrashy, "Orange Beach Massacre" is a chord power fest with occasional twang.