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The Killer Bananazz - Frutti Di Maredotdotdotdot
artworkAlbum two from Dutch garage-surfers the Killer Bananazz. Hard charging, sometimes very well thought out, and always high energy surf.
Picks: Riptide, Alohamora, Cinco Banditos, Frutti Di Mare, Ocean Reef, Freaks Of Nature, The Joker's Wild, Musa Acuminata, Teleac (Curso Espanol)

Track by Track Review

Riptide dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Riffin' progressions and loud guitar drive hard for the night time. The guitar needs a little more variation, but the track satisfies, especially the trumpet and power-drive glissandoes.

Alohamora dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Alohamora" rips with power and style. The double picked lead guitar romps atop ambient drums and solid bass. The tribal drums provide a constant fever beneath the very enticing melody line, which is aggressive and just a little sad, and dribbles like water from a turbulent sea.

Cinco Banditos dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Based in part on Larry Weed's "Moment Of Truth," this song rips and dodges, and is amped by whammy chords and trumpet bridge duels. Powerful and fast.

Frutti Di Mare dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Grumbly and whammified, "Frutti Di Mare" thunders along a long and dangerous ride on a murky gray face born of a tropical storm. dark, yet optimistic, sporting a cool riff, and well developed.

Ocean Reef dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

On the gruff side, "Ocean Reef" is more like a stormy big surf pummeling than a mere reef. Trumpet break, semi-exotic double picked guitar leads, and great drums!

Freaks Of Nature dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big whammy chords, racing drums and modern guitar tone slice through the night with a jagged razor's edge. The trumpet bridges are an interesting contrast to the main guitar riffs. Cool stuff.

The Joker's Wild dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Man Or Astro-MAN?'s "Joker's Wild" gets the big whammy treatment, with fire and assault, and interesting trumpet accents. Cool.

Musa Acuminata dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Gypsy cries of "hey hey" pump across a romping hard driving surf rhythm, punctuated by trumpet bridges. Thrashy stompin' garage surf with angst!

Teleac (Curso Espanol) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A Spanish lesson, some Spanish shouts, a stompin' riff rocker, reverb, and brash energy in a stop-start format. Olay!