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Jackie and the Cedrics - Thunder Struck!dotdotdot
artworkFour moderately cool tracks from Japan's lo-fi surf addicts.
Picks: Thunder Struck, Made In Japan, Red Baron, Little Coupe

Track by Track Review


Thunder Struck dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Surf 'n' chop, riffin' surf jam, extra reverb garage trash. very cool, lots of fun, and almost melodic high energy wet... get the picture?

Made In Japan dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a garagie and driven version of the Rumblers' "Made In Japan" with less charm and more edge.

Red Baron dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Intense surf chord whammy, speedy, riffy, and powerful. The energy here is the thing, carried by the exuberant playing. very nice, with nods to Link Wray and Dick Dale.

Little Coupe dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Twangy whammy infectious fast and fluffy. The riff is happy and the delivery joyous. The guitar speed-picking reminds me of a couple of the Titans' singles. Cool track.