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Mister Neutron - Loves Youdotdotdotdot
artworkFive of the nineteen tracks on this first release from Mister Neutron are instros, one blues, one country, and three surf. They are a fun band with a sense of humor and excellent musicianship and writing.
Picks: Danger: Diabolik, Naughty Bits, The Casbah, 10'll Gretsch You 20, Whirligig

Track by Track Review


Danger: Diabolik dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Harsh double picked guitar driven by a surf beat play a slightly spy surf instro with power and energy, and a great melody. The splashy nature of the song, The powerful delivery, and the excellent melody create a great vehicle for the curl. There's an undercurrent of Slacktone in "Danger: Diabolik."

Naughty Bits dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

"Naughty Bits" has the edgy twang of Chiyo and the Crescents' "Pink Dominoes," but is a blues intro. Spunky and fun, with punchy percussion and flashy guitar.

The Casbah dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Gaminiam and his Orientals' catchy "Come With Me To The Casbah" gets a tuff surf treatment with edge and a basic rock 'n' roll gruffness. Often called "The Casbah" or "Casbah," this is a fun little riff rocker that Los Straitjackets do so nicely.

10'll Gretsch You 20 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Softly rising from a bass run into twang chords, "10'll Gretsch You 20" sports surf whammy and ringing chords, and a friendly melody with just a touch of worry. A very fine yet simple piece that's a pleasure to listen to. On the modern side, but very cool.

Whirligig dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

This is a splendid country instro with rich tone and a sorta Buck Owens and his Buckaroos vs. Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys sound. Catchy, bouncy, fun, and very enjoyable!