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Mach Kung Fu - Going Nativedotdot
artworkThis is a 5 track CD ep with muddy sound, derivative chord progression tunes, from the melody free zone. Chunky and energetic, they certainly didn't hold up to multiple listenings. In a crowded club atmosphere, where the beer infested writhe in sync, this material probably works just fine, but in the light of day through sober ears, there's just nothing here. Tribal, but unmemorable frat churn, like a shallow attempt at the Flat Duo Jets.
Picks: Bamboosville, Chaquita, Dragon Limbo, Badger Beat, Tiger Stomp

Track by Track Review


Bamboosville dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Very thick tribal chunka thunka riff rock. No melody line, just chunky rhythms and stylized noodling. Too long for a track with so little direction. Seemed to take five minute to pass, but it’s only half that.

Chaquita dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A thick and difficult version of the Flat Duo Jets’ arrangement of the Dave Clark Five’s lone instro. Hard to like, not as spirited as the Flat Duo Jets, and too murky to compete with the DCV original.

Dragon Limbo dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Short thick blast of energy, thrashy and assaultive, but without benefit of melody.

Badger Beat dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

California Sun drums, thumpy bass, and chunky rhythms, but where’s the melody?

Tiger Stomp dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thick garage stomp, again without a melody.