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Ray Daytona and Googoobombos - A Wild Shot Ofdotdotdot
artworkThis is the 1999 release from Spain's Ray Daytona and the Googoobombos. Several surf instros, a frat rocker, a sitar scaler, a blues instro, a backwards acid trip, and some way cool garage vocals, all together on one disc. Maybe they don't have a single groove, but they sure do have fun.
Picks: Speed Limit 65, Grand Prix, Rail-Vette, Here Come The Cops, Motodrome, Surf Party, Coyote, Smell Of Zambra

Track by Track Review

Speed Limit 65 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Speed Limit 65" drives along at the limit on a fun riff with surf in mind. Rollicking with glissandos and energy, cool drums, and a friendly sound.

Grand Prix dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Double pick more or less classic surf in a trad format with garage thunder and a catchy melody line. Grumbly reverb and bass thunder with tuff drums. Pretty cool.

Rail-Vette dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

theremin wail introduces the surf twang of this surf and organ wailer. It's like the Kingsmen or Sir Walter Raleigh with surf guitar playing a riff next door to Y"You Can't Sit Down." Uncluttered fun.

Here Come The Cops dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is like a bluesy jammy back track to the Yardbirds' cover of Billy Boy Arnold's classic "I Wish You Would," right down to the harmonica. darn cool.

Motodrome dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Wow, this is cool. "Motodrome" is subdued and surfy, with some similarity to the Pyramids' "Penetration," but with enough differences to keep it fresh. Very smooth and haunting, delicate and reverby.

Surf Party dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Astronauts' "Surf Party" is played with power and reverence, yet is restrained and delicate. A fine direct cover with excellent double picked glissandos.

Coyote dotdotdot
Sitar (Instrumental)

A sitar and tablas exercise that's just a minute long. Kinda moody and fun.

Smell Of Zambra dotdotdot
Garage Fuzz (Instrumental)

Frat house fuzz pumps out a party riff with abandon. Heavy in the '66 way, with innocence and coolness.