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The Intoxicators - Phantom Mustangdotdotdot
artworkFive splendid tracks with a very unique approach and sound from the Intoxicators. It's their first effort, and foretells of great things to come.
Picks: Gary 2, Human Cannonball, Lightning Bolt, Phantom Mustang, The Great Snatch Of '05

Track by Track Review

Gary 2 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a grand and richly textured surf instro with a signature that's unique and warm. Great writing in simple forms that create a very strong image. Totally cool!

Human Cannonball dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Similar in some ways to "Gary 2," this song is pumping with thrust and dangerous rip curl. The big chords are very cool.

Lightning Bolt dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Lightning Bolt" is more riffy than the others here, but it sports some tuff glissandos and a lot of energy. It likely gets a crowd going, and it's pretty intense. Some screaming guitar and flying glissandos.

Phantom Mustang dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Phantom Mustang" is a lustrous number wit a slow shimmer and liquid whammy chords. The melody is kinda sunset sad, while the mood is low and along with the fading light. Quite pretty!

The Great Snatch Of '05 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big and thick, with whammy in tow as it begins. Then, "The Great Snatch Of '05" gets kinda quirky and jumpy, with stinging chords and an unusual structure. Pretty cool!