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Deadbolt - Best Of Deadboltdotdotdotdot
artworkThe most ominous progenitors of graveyard surf, Deadbolt's best of is a live set with some great tracks, including a couple of morbid surf instros. "Hang 'Em High" and "Strangers Theme" are from their low brow country alter ego Strangers 1800. Too cool!
Picks: Pour The Bourbon, Hang 'Em High, Strangers Theme

Track by Track Review


Pour The Bourbon dotdotdotdot
Graveyard Surf (Instrumental)

Dark and murky, "Pour The Bourbon" is a dungeonous sludger with a menacing surf in the cellar sound. Spares, slow, and with a distant through-the-fog sound. Then, as it accelerates, it gets more dangerous. As it comes to an end, it gets really demented as it self destructs - really quite something! Aside from a couple of spoken lines, this is a deadly instro.

Hang 'Em High dotdotdotdot
Graveyard Surf (Instrumental)

Enio Morricone's "Hang 'Em High" never sounded so morose! He would have had to be committed to have sounded like this! Entirely cool, with ugly narration and chorus. If your grin quotient is full, don't bother, 'cuz this is going to tickle your dark humor side.

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Graveyard Surf (Instrumental)

This is a dark spaghetti epic, with Indian chants and whoops. The melody is stereo typical, as are the whoops, but it sure is cool! Imagine The Surfaris' "Hiawatha" born in a grave yard... you might get the idea.