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The Del-Vamps - Surf Stompin' Nightmaredot
artworkThis is just about the worst pressing I have ever heard! Not only is it a lo-fi recording, it's pressed in a barn on used tires or something. Awful surface noise. The band sounds to be Phantom Surfers inspired, even wearing Phantom Surfers style masks. Lest you be either a completist or a hard core the-worse-it-sounds-the-better collector, I'd say pass on this one.
Picks: Mister Marauder On The Moon, Toes Over The Nose, Vampire Beach

Track by Track Review


Mister Marauder On The Moon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a cool track, very mean sounding, with "here we go" snottily spoken as an intro. There's little or no melody. It seems to be more about a sound than a song.

Toes Over The Nose dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This track has a big thundering sound lurking almost unlistenably under the horrid pressing.

Vampire Beach dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is little more than a progression.