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Mayhem Brew - S/Tdotdot
artworkWith stylistic identity crisis, the band is aptly named. Constant carnal reference in the titles scream out "We're ill-bred teenage boys and we don't get it," but the music is stronger than that might imply. I think they are attempting to pull together things in a new way, but several obscure eighties band like Dot 3 already did this. While I found it quite listenable, and in some spots, pretty interesting, It really has no baring on surf at all. It's fun enough, but wouldn't fit in a surf set no matter how hard you pressed.
Picks: RAY-GAY, Pussy Galore, 007's Potty Break, Sour Pussy

Track by Track Review


RAY-GAY dotdotdot
Rock R&B Psych (Instrumental)

A bit of the old wah-wah, some R&B bass lines. It starts out slow and soulful, builds to a thin guitar instro, then screams out listen to me with major psych wah wah madness, all without ever going near the water. Groovy and interesting, but utterly surfless.

Pussy Galore dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Surfy crunchy progression driven instro about boasting beyond ability, as adolescents are want to do. You might expect it's all about the lady of the Bond film... you might be right. Almost melodic, high energy, aggressive.

007's Potty Break dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A short blip on the radar screen that delicately hints of James Bond yields eventually to a full bodied rendering of the classic film title score. It's crunchy, aggressive, and breaks little new ground on this over-covered classic.

Sour Pussy dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Funky jazzy edgie, thin guitar sounds. Mostly a jam-like thing without much direction.