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Chachi, Boba Fett and the Wookiee - Denizens of Degobahdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the cassette release from the original sci-fi surf and Star Wars band. Power punk surf with space fantasy drive. It's a damn shame this never saw CD release. These guys were very entertaining and quite a band to see.
Picks: Hava Nagila, Potato Juice, Connery vs. Moore, Destination Degobah, Moneypenny’s Revenge, Westward Expansion, Crazy Horse, Rincon

Track by Track Review


Hava Nagila dotdotdotdot
Aboriginal Surf (Instrumental)

"Hava Nagila" has not been handed this thrashy a treatment before. Definitely punk, certainly short board surf, and undoubtedly aggressive. It comes in two parts, separated by a soft solo guitar line. A total workout!

Potato Juice dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fast double picking and pounding drums rage on this mighty punkoidal surf and slammer. The grodie low-E lead is distorted and unreverbed. The melody of "Potato Juice" is similar to "Maleguena." Cool track.

Connery vs. Moore dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big drums open this spymaster's tale. The drums make it one powerful track as they roll and drive the snare like a rockabilly monster. The guitar relentless dribbles out a nasty run. Punkin' and thumpin' surf slam.

Destination Degobah dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Destination Degobah" is pretty interesting. Super thrash, dissonant chords, power punk drums, dripping reverb and dark secrets. A big fuzz break trashes what's left of the daylight.

Moneypenny’s Revenge dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Liquid vibrato twang and big chord thrash over a punk rhythm section, interrupted for damped reverbed bridges and flying glissandoes. Angular and punkoidal.

Westward Expansion dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Argumentative, hard to control, split personality, surf and slam trade offs, and intense drive. Angular and disquieting.

Crazy Horse dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Bang, crash, big twang, monster glissando, huge damped pluckabilly, almost Mermenish chord twang, bass and delicate dribbling guitar duet, and many changes. This is a really cool and unique song. Racing angry surf thrash and monster power.

Rincon dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A slippery glissando slither guitar line drags a wandering surfer into a cautious search for surf, but the intense ultra trash fuzz punk assault that follows is no trad exercise. Pumped is an understatement.