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Rick Lawndale Band - Surfabilly Rockdotdotdotdot
artworkLike the title says, the twelve tracks here are immersed in surf and rockabilly (and more) as you'd expect from the lineage that precedes this band. Not really like Lawndale, yet clearly of the same cauldron, this is a very good release with four excellent instros.

Rick Lawndale - guitar/keyboard formed experimental eighties guitar instro band Lawndale. He's back with Ricky Sepulveda - lead guitar, Dave Rodriguez - drums, and Marcel Lorea - bass in a new incarnation called Rick Lawndale Band.
Picks: Surf Instrumental, Mobster, Shoshone, Tijuana 'O'

Track by Track Review


Surf Instrumental dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Somewhat in the mold of "The Grotto" and "Instrumental," this is infectious and relaxed, with shallow vibrato and surf whammy. Dripping with surf optimism, "Surf Instrumental" is just plain cool!

Mobster dotdotdot
Gangster Surf (Instrumental)

Haunted guitar and distant danger delivered by a rotary guitar sound and tom tom thunder. Very simple and catchy, "Mobster" is reminiscent of the drama of Lawndale. An excellent instro.

Shoshone dotdotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

Cowboy beat and twang in an Indian motif of an infectious and shimmering nature. "Shoshone" is a very cool track, with surf and cactus and Indian sounds all merging. It's even got a false ending for good measure. Extra cool.

Tijuana 'O' dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Nervous string bending and a shimmering island in trouble melody line create an infectious and very cool surfable instro. Hi register surf shimmer and tribal drums delicately portray a Pacific archipelago just after a storm clears. Excellent!