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Colonel Klink - Certain Deedsdotdotdot
artworkThis is the first release for Washington, DC's Colonel Klink. Their brand of rock instrumental music borders of surf and twang. Basic and chunky, they are sometimes complex, and sometimes riffy, but always effective. The CD contains one vocal called "Stark."
Picks: Private Mustache, Toreadore, Not For Baby, Hoss, Cassius Green, ...And Evil Isn't, Doddering Old Fool, Hey! What?, A Dangerous Jerk, Mocontrol Truck, Buckwheats, Carnosaur, Truth Machine

Track by Track Review


Private Mustache dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Excellent twang and power chord rock, with double picked lines and low-E grodie tone. Energetic and dark, "Private Mustache" is tuff and whammified. Quite solid, with reverb and big swimming pool chords.

Toreadore dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rhythmic and sparkling, grumbly and thrashy, "Toreadore" latches onto the dangerous world of the toreadore, while standing tall on the nose. A very cool, powerful, and original piece.

Not For Baby dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Not For Baby" is based around a riff and a big chord thrash break, with chunk and brooding danger. While it has a fairly repetitious riff, it seems sustain interest with enough variation and a flowing power break. The riff may be a little loungy, but the power is definitely not.

Hoss dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a flowing and slightly sad piece, with pristine guitar tone and a liquid melody line. Its prettiness and softness float above a sunset trail. Very nice track.

Cassius Green dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a rich surf number, with the shimmer of vibrato and dribbled damped reverb rhythm guitar, and a rock bass and drums beat. "Cassius Green" is a really solid track from a surf perspective, with glissandoes and big throbbing chords. Dripping heavy surf, this track carries great surf credentials.

...And Evil Isn't dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Chunky riffy thunderous and pounderous. Not at all melodic, but pulsing with power jive.

Doddering Old Fool dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chop chords under double picked riffs amped with glissandoes and nervous edgewater pulsing. Not melodic, but surfably powerful.

Hey! What? dotdotdot
Frat Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fun track with chanted "hey!" and "what?" as the jam progresses. Somewhat circular, somewhat meandering, "Hey! What?" seems to be a kind of sing-a-long for a low brow frat party.

A Dangerous Jerk dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"A Dangerous Jerk" fires sci-fi runs at the monitors, while whammy chords divide the guitar lines. Some drama, some angular progressions, and some very surfable sounds. Like a tango of danger at the beach.

Mocontrol Truck dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In a spy mode, Colonel Klink drive the "Mocontrol Truck" through the checkpoint on their way to the real power brokers. Intensely drenched in espionage, and well structured, this is an eerily cool track.

Buckwheats dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a curious and slightly angular track. Not really melodic, and not exactly fluid, yet "Buckwheats" sparkles with endearing tone and odd hooks. I sure hope this is named for my favorite General Mills® cereal of all time (RIP).

Carnosaur dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Lumbering danger lurks in the prehistory of rock 'n' roll. Touches of uncle Link, hints of Cretaceous hunters, and the rich tone of rounded reverb. Interesting rock intro string bending, and cool keyboard too.

Truth Machine dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Makin' it up as they go, Colonel Klink extracts information with the "Truth Machine." Chunky and thumpy, with chants and rhythmic chord chops. Kinda cool.