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The OK Kings - Prayjobdotdotdot
artworkThis seven inch ep contains the soundtrack music from the 13 minute 1995 experimental film Prayjob by Bynke Maiboll. It's a kindness to call the film experimental, since it's about a liberated female who plays trumpet for cash, so to speak. Anyway, The OK Kings did the music. This is early is their career, but already displays wholly original ideas and excellent arranging.
Picks: Shadow Surfer, Street Fightin' Surfer, OK Girl, Don't Touch My Surf Board!

Track by Track Review

Prayjob Theme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the theme from Prayjob. It's under a minute, but you can imagine the low brow sleaze.

Shadow Surfer dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Shadow Surfer" has a spaghetti western feel to it. The low down organ in the middle adds a haunting sensation. Muted rhythmic guitars and superb drums make this way cool. The melody line is really good.

Street Fightin' Surfer dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is rhythmic and very surfy, with infectious muted chords and a simple but very fine melody line. "Street Fightin' Surfer" is an example how simple melody lines can be very effective, especially when the songs are arranged well.

OK Girl dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"OK Girl" is a low brow number with frequently uttered calls of "OK girl" that were probably used during the main thematic scene in the film. You can imagine that I'm sure. It's a nifty number using a similar rhythm to "Street Fightin' Surfer."

Don't Touch My Surf Board! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rising echoed guitar yields to whammy and an enticing rhythm track. There are some really interesting changes here. "Don't Touch My Surf Board!" is an uplifting number with splash and charm.