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Lombego Surfers - Let It Ripdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a fine release. No, it's not trad, but the strong punk foundation and the sense of dark melody make this very powerful. The instros are as if Link Wray was in the Droogs, and the vocals like some kind of Long Riders / Damned merger. Very cool stuff here!
Picks: Rising Surf, El Cheapo, Spark Plug, Full Pull, Tiki Zone, Going Metal

Track by Track Review


Rising Surf dotdotdot
Dark Fuzz Surf (Instrumental)

Spunky and punky, "Rising Surf" whammies and fuzzes its way along. Aggressive, very surfable, and drum energized. Must be pretty fiery live!

El Cheapo dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Grodie and almost menacing, this grumbling monster tube track threatens the calm of any street on which you find this garage... big chords and dark brooding guitar lines eked out in a dingy garage in Swiss suburbia.

Spark Plug dotdotdotdot
Dark Fuzz Surf (Instrumental)

Rhythmic and grindy, with whammy and distortion snarl, "Spark Plug" fires on all 8, with a long dark road ahead and storm surf behind. Powerful and full throated.

Full Pull dotdotdot
Dark Fuzz Surf (Instrumental)

Cowboy thinking, skateboard action, shortboard thrashing, and sea-green churning. "Full Pull" is aggressive and punky, and lacerated with tubular thunder.

Tiki Zone dotdotdotdot
Dark Fuzz Surf (Instrumental)

Chunky rhythmic chordage, circular guitar lines, long whammified chords, and dark thunder. "Tiki Zone" is not your average ode to the tiki gods. This is much more about the great whites the tikis are supposed to ward off. Grodie and cool.

Going Metal dotdotdot
Dark Fuzz Surf (Instrumental)

A long chord, then the "Shakin' All Over" run, and wham, your stuck in Link Wray country with morose colors and evil lurking. Cool!