Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Hang-Ten Hangmen - Surfin' and Swingin' With The Hang-Ten Hangmen
|Four songs in lo-fi mono, demo in nature, but showing off some really cool material. The fourth track is a well thought out vocal called "Plymouth Barracuda." Surfin' and Swingin' With The Hang-Ten Hangmen is an interesting second issue from The Hang-Ten Hangmen.|
Picks: Hangman's Hearse, Downtown Surfside
Track by Track Review
Weekend With Batman
Part splashy riff rock and part "Bat Man" (Neil Hefti), this is a fun lo-fi surf track. Reminiscent of The Phantom Surfers, and very demo-like.
"Hangman's Hearse" is a slow, dark journey through a dungeon. Whammy, dank reverb, and a surf beat. It's a time warp of late eighties San Francisco lo-fi surf. I like the writing and rich whammy, which deliver the goods. Ominous and gloomy.
On the optimistic side, with a very strong melody riff, "Downtown Surfside" is the real deal. It may be a lo-fi demo, but beneath is a great instro. The chorus seems to work well, an adder I usually have an aversion to. Mid tempo with great potential.