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Flat Duo Jets - Two Headed Cowdotdotdot
artworkThe Flat Duo Jets always have surprises up their sleeves. The instros take you to unexpected places. Guitar and drums work well on some, not on others.
Picks: Tidalwave, Mr. Guitar, Torquay, Golden Strings

Track by Track Review


Rawhide dotdotdot
Reverb Rock (Instrumental)

Link Wray's "Rawhide" is very raw in a garagy drums and guitar duo format. This track shows just how important bass is to this song. That said, the playing is very good and primal.

Tidalwave dotdotdot
Reverb Rock (Instrumental)

"Tidalwave" is all drums and a rockabilly progression with reverb. It's not very interesting when compared to real surf instros, but has a certain primitive charm. The break is the best part.

Mr. Guitar dotdotdot
Reverb Rock (Instrumental)

Intense raw energy and very gritty guitar tone fit Link Wray and his Raymen's "Mr. Guitar" pretty well, but like before, the bass is conspicuous in its absence.

Torquay dotdotdot
Reverb Rock (Instrumental)

This is abut as murky and distant from the original The Fireballs' "Torquay" as one can get. If you didn't already know the original, you might think this was written for Flat Duo Jets. Very interesting.

Golden Strings dotdotdot
Reverb Rock (Instrumental)

Link Wray and his Raymen's slow and slushy instro "Golden Strings" is slowly poured out of the guitar. I'm quite surprised at how listenable it is in this format.