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The Dead Beats - On Tar Beachdotdotdot
artworkThis is the only album from UK band The Dead Beats, issued in 1985 on New Rose. Suzy May sings, and Kevin Green (bass) was in The Tall Boys. One cool instro is here amidst some great early psychobilly, and a cool classic surf instro-backed vocal called "Crazy When I Hear That Beat."
Picks: Swan Lake

Track by Track Review


Swan Lake dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a totally frivolous version of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" based largely on the way so many British & European bands played under the title "Saturday Night At The Duck Pond." There are some rockabilly influences and pumping keys, but at the end of the day, it's only a variant. Very fun.