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The Raunch Hands - NYC's Kings Of Sleazedotdotdot
artworkNew York's mostly vocal club sleazoids with a propensity for really good surf covers in a very well interpreted deviation from the norm. This is a strong CD, with several powerful surf numbers.
Picks: Thunderbird, Upset Her, Tube City, Exotic

Track by Track Review


Thunderbird dotdotdot
Fifties (Instrumental)

A "Moovin' & Groovin'" kinda tune from the annals of pre-surfistry, played with high energy and a nifty sax imposed over the top, plus the obligatory "what's the word... THUNDERBIRD" shouts from the fifties cheap wine ads.

Upset Her dotdot
Fifties (Instrumental)

Crunchy noisy fuzzy riffola rock.

Tube City dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very strong cover of the Trashmen's wonderful vintage surf tune. This recording is very high intensity, really rips, and sounds as though it will rip through your speakers any moment now. Solid.

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Surf (Instrumental)

Totally cool. This is a rockin' variation on the Ray Beats' version of the Rhythm Kings' pachuko soul classic. This is major powerful, a hot performance, and very energetic.