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Emy Jackson and the Smashmen - Crying In A Storm c/w Tears Of The Sundotdotdot
artworkIt's not usual that I review vocals, and especially those that are very poppy, but "Crying In A Storm" by Emy Jackson and the Smashmen features ripping surf guitar and genuine garage surf sounds! The flip is "Tears Of the Sun," but I don't know what it sounds like.
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Surf (Vocal)

Grimy echoed track production makes the surf guitar stand out even more somehow. Murky glissandos, pulsing rhythms, great drums, and a pop singer gone pretty darn garagy. This single came as quite a surprise, and I have to say I was immediately struck by it. The vocal melody could easily become a surf instro melody. The stinging whammy in the break is just too cool. Very cool!