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The Murgatroyds - S/Tdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Murgatroyds are a hard drivin' Dallas,Texas band with a sound that's thick and intense, and which combines surf and roots elements for a unique signature among instro bands. This is a 6 song demo with an added bonus live track.
Picks: Rodan vs. Mothra, Adventures In Spy Guitar, The Chase, M.S.O., Mission To Mars, The Silver Surfer, Midnight Wranglin'

Track by Track Review


Rodan vs. Mothra dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Rodan vs. Mothra" is a fast rompin' instro with lots of fire and a real sense of the largeness of the beasts. It's not very melodic, but is as relentless as the attack of Mothra and Rodan!

Adventures In Spy Guitar dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dirty guitar noise launches a dark and menacing riff rocker that's more monstrous than espionage-like. Interesting extra guitar effects on the big chords. Quite a cool song.

The Chase dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"The Chase" is a fine song with big chords and intense energy. Great drums and bass thunder run beneath huge guitars. Excellent!

M.S.O. dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"M.S.O." ("Maggot Slayer Overdrive") is a behemoth of danger and borrowed licks. Dark, edgy, and thick. One wouldn't think such a huge sound would be needed to squish little bugs, but then again...

Mission To Mars dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Mission To Mars" romps with big splashy chords and a wonderfully thick sound. Dark and dangerous, adventurous and heavy. The sparkle of the chords is excellent!

The Silver Surfer dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The angularity of the lead guitar creates a dangerous and flying effect as "The Silver Surfer" unfolds. Quite relentless in its intensity.

Midnight Wranglin' dotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

This "bonus" track shows off the bands live prowess. They rip through a rockabilly instro that has the crowd on its feet chanting and hollering. Big energy and a rompin' good time.