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The One Night Standards - Davenport, Iowadotdotdot
artworkThese are rough mixes from the One Night Standards, from a CD-R sent to me by Brian Pool. While the mixes are really rough and need lots of work, the material shows significant promise. None of the songs were titled on the demo.
Picks: Untitled 1, Untitled 2, Untitled 3, Untitled 4, Untitled 5, Untitled 6

Track by Track Review

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Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very cool track, with a slow sinewy sound and chords drawn out to hear every note. Some Latin influences, but mostly a very cool piece with a simple yet satisfying melody line. Very nice!

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Surf (Instrumental)

This is an aggressive track like the Torpedoes were so famous fore. Huge churning chunky rhythm, rockabilly drums, and fuzz. A riff rocker for sure, relying on the power of punkoidal madness.

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Spy Surf (Instrumental)

This is a slower number with a quasi-Shot In The Dark riff over a moody bass. Interesting and moody.

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Cowboy Surf Punk (Instrumental)

String bendy drama in a spaghetti western big twang introduction. Just when you think it's going to be a slow cactus epic, it launches into a fast cowboy punk rage with a ton of energy. Very powerful and rhythmic.

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Cowboy Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Another riff dominated Torpedoes-like rocker with punk tendencies. fast, thrashy, and fluid.

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Drums Alone (Instrumental)

This is a slow big twang whammified and dangerous dockside grumbler with Link Wray and Earl Hagen in mind. Not well developed, depending mostly on the long decay and big chord twang, yet heavy and demanding. It will be quite cool once mixed I think.