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The Chocolate Watchband - One Step Beyonddotdotdotdot
artworkThis CD includes both sides of the Hogs single, a pseudonym used by Ed Cobb for the band, each being distinctly different from the rest of their output.
Picks: Blue's Theme, Loose Lips Sync Ships

Track by Track Review


Blue's Theme dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the Davie Allan and the Arrows' classic released under the name the Hogs, but of course it's the Chocolate Watchband. It's almost as fuzzy as Davie's original, and with Ed Cobb's wooden malletted kick drum, it's pretty cool.

Loose Lips Sync Ships dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The B-side of Blue's Theme, this is a bizarrely semi-melodic track, using a simple progression, and almost Richie Podolor tones. It's a strange side trip, seemingly waiting for completion. The last three minutes is a rambling mumbling psycho babble fest.