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The Crusaders - Keep It Updotdotdotdot
artworkThe Crusaders are one of my favorite Australian garage bands. Keep It Up sports two very cool instros.
Picks: Seasick, Hell Surf

Track by Track Review


Seasick dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is on the light side of grode, with a tight melody and solid drums. "Seasick" is more an eighties LA surf instro, though it's somewhat in that vein. Lots of energy and modest edge.

Hell Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

haunted tremolo grit and fuzz drive "Hell Surf" into sub-Davie Allan territory. Gritty, angular, just shy of feedback, and compelling. I think the tremolo fuzz's panned sound adds tension and a sense of psychedelia.