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The Hard Luck Heroes - Broken Hearts And Shattered Dreamsdotdotdot
artworkIf both instros were the core of the band's sound, Broken Hearts And Shattered Dreams would be a five star epic adventure in the merger of original ideas. It's a bit like Enter The Haggis in some ways. The two instros, while not surf for sure, are really cool!
Picks: Scotland The Brave, Amazing Grace

Track by Track Review


Scotland The Brave dotdotdotdot
Bagpipe Surf Punk (Instrumental)

There's something absolutely natural about the merger of traditional Scottish music, particularly bagpipes, and punk and surf and rock'n'roll. The energy and spunk of the band behind the raw emotion of the pipes just always works, like electric violin does. This is magnificent. The historic war pipes compliment the modern faux anger well.

Amazing Grace dotdotdotdotdot
Bagpipe Surf Punk (Instrumental)

"Amazing Grace" is played solo on the pipes until the raw thrash of the band emerges for the second half. This is just abut the best instro version of this song around, matched in prowess to The Pyronauts' splendid rendering. Both are five star rages.