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The Monarchs IV - Weekend c/w Surgedotdotdot
artworkThe Monarchs IV also released as The Monarchs when "Friday Night" was issued in 1963 on Erwin subsidiary Zone. I think this is a less interesting single, but solid nonetheless.
Picks: Weekend, Surge

Track by Track Review


Weekend dotdotdot
Blues Rock (Instrumental)

The Monarchs IV' groovy "Weekend" single is a shuffle in the King Curtis mold, though guitar replaces sax. Riff rock for sure, yet it's a very friendly riff that seems to stick. Bluesy and warm.

Surge dotdotdot
Country Surf (Instrumental)

"Surge" uses guitar licks born of country and lightly influenced by easy jam surf. The drums and bass are more surf like. It's an interesting hybrid track with modest energy and charm, but the melody is too jam-like to really bring you back.