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The Magnetic IV - Teenage Zombie Riotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a cool release. Five Texas surf instros with some very nifty writing and eight garagy vocals sung by ultra snotty Gina... It's an interesting combo, nicely cut and worth seeking out. Trashy, but well played and constructed, sorta like a cross between the Trashwomen and the Tailgators.
Picks: Shall We?, Surfin' Tamales, Ay, Robot, Mexican Madness, Dia De Los Muertos

Track by Track Review


Shall We? dotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

"Shall We?" is a trashy vibrato and splash riff rocker with more energy than sense. At just over a minute in length, it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Surfin' Tamales dotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

Now here we have a solid instro with that Texas sound. Rock solid drums and bass, and relentless guitar grinding out a lone star tube ride.

Ay, Robot dotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

"Ay, Robot" is a pretty fun track, with a sporty riff and great drums. That big Texas twang and groovy cactus melody line drive the song to the canyon and back.

Mexican Madness dotdotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

This is really nice. Slightly familiar themes played on twang-edged guitar, with exotic percussion, and a solid backtrack. Ringing chords and aquatic melody lines make this a fine addition to the woodie's CD changer.

Dia De Los Muertos dotdotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

A little on the moody side, with a dark feel and a vision of a hearse rolling down a dusty trail with a board in the back. Pretty cool track.