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The Falling Spikes - Teen Trash Vol. 10dotdotdot
artworkThis 1994 CD collects almost all of the recorded works of The Falling Spikes, including three instros. Amid the vocal material is an almost romantic rendering of The Seeds' "Pushin' Too Hard," as well as gritty versions of The Thirteenth Floor Elevators' "You're Gonna Miss Me," Love's "7 & 7 Is," and The Flamin' Groovies' "Teenage Head."
Picks: Big Blue Wave, Clam Dippin', Glass In The Sand

Track by Track Review


Big Blue Wave dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

This is a big, garagy surf instro in the frat rockin' style of garage bands of the eighties. Gritty and abrasive, and in this case, with sung lines of "the big blue wave." Not quite instrumental, but not quite vocal either. Nothing special, but very listenable in the period.

Clam Dippin' dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

"Clam Dippin'" has a cool rock instro melody that's surfable and adventurous. The track is strong, with great drums and rock solid bass. Fits right in with a short board set of late eighties-early nineties surf from the west coast.

Glass In The Sand dotdotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

With a "Wipe Out" backtrack progression, "Glass In The Sand" sports strong energy and a driving motion sound. Big gritty rockin' guitar with soaring fills. This would be a great track riding down highway 1 slightly above the limit.