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The Cavaliers - The Cavaliers (EP)dotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a grand release, with three winners in tow. I think this band evolved out of The Wangs.
Picks: Imhotep, The Electric, Elephant, Arabian Nights

Track by Track Review


Imhotep dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

raucous drums and big splashing guitar rippin' through a middle eastern melody line. Very fast double picking in a garage somewhere near you. "Imhotep" is a exercise in reverb delight.

The Electric dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A big Dick Dale intro, and then, blasting shredding surf. "The Electric" pumps and jumps and churns with flair and no remorse. Yeah, this is one garage ripper.

Elephant dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Elephant" rocks and rolls with a cool muted verses and double picked verses too. Its break is drum focused and really cool! What begins with a frat rock impression evolves rapidly into a dramatic tribal monster. I particularly like mid section. Very good track.

Arabian Nights dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Middle eastern guitar licks delivered on tuff muted notes with the edge and drive of punk and the panache of surf. "Arabian Nights" is a total gas!