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Link Protrudi and the Jaymen - Missing Linksdotdotdot
artworkThis 1989 EP summarizes the studio work of this post Fuzztones rock instro band.
Picks: Orbit, Dinosaur, Psyclone, Branded, Black Widow, The Shadow Knows

Track by Track Review

Orbit dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Fuzzier, yet more surfy, this track has the structure of a post surf instro, and is about as hot as they come, performance wise. The melody is riff based, and the attack is superb. The original was by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Dinosaur dotdotdot
Garage Fuzzabilly (Instrumental)

Big guitar grunt, prehistoric progression dark ages knuckle dragger rompabilly. Sludge and trudge through the swamps of the Jurassic.

Psyclone dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Funky bass lines, slow deliberate pace, and a surf dominated melody, complete with appropriate whammy and amble twang. This is a fine track, with spiffy guitar, and solid playing from bass and drums as well. Very nice.

Branded dotdotdot
Garage Fuzzabilly (Instrumental)

Link Wray's classic, fuzzy reverbed, and progression dominated grind.

Pitstop dotdot
Garage Fuzzabilly (Instrumental)

Almost Davie Allan like, but without the melodic sense. Chord progression monotony.

Black Widow dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Richie Podolor's incredible surf writing and guitar tones are evident in this no-Watchbanders-present track produced during the stormy relationship the Chocolate Watchband had with Ed Cobb, where Richie Podolor was on hand as a studio player and engineer. The mix is somewhat psychedelic, but the tune and his playing hearken back to his golden days in the studio surf scene. Great track!

The Shadow Knows dotdotdot
Garage Fuzzabilly (Instrumental)

Link Wray's tune, right down to the evil radio show introduction. Big, slow, plundering and thundering, and ominous as they come. Dark and brooding, chord driven depression.

Batman dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This instro is mostly filler, not interesting, just dissonant.