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The Howlin' Thurstons - Road Ragedotdotdot
artworkFour new tracks from the ever inventive Howlin' Thurstons. Always interesting.
Picks: Dick Marmalade Private Eye, Lining Up For Latte, Road Rage, Quintus Diriculous

Track by Track Review


Dick Marmalade Private Eye dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big fuzz and drama give "Dick Marmalade Private Eye" a solid and formidable sound. The rhythm borders on Hawkwind, well maybe only suggests it, but that adds a heaviness to this. The rhythm contrasts to the melody for an engaging arrangement. Great drums.

Lining Up For Latte dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Lining Up For Latte" is a rock instro with a strong structure and road worthy sound. This very modern rocker is very cool. In some ways, it's a regular rock instro, but there's more here than just that.

Road Rage dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Road Rage" is a heavy and durable track with a strong rock sound. The beak is very cool.

Quintus Diriculous dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The melody riff here circulates and drives, and the big distortion adds drama to an already large track. Again, the drums are very good.