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The Reluctant Aquanauts - Demos 2004dotdotdot
artworkThese three demos were downloaded from the Reluctant Aquanauts website. They may be a little murky and formative, but they show a band in development with some really solid surf sounds.
Picks: High Voltage, Mar Gaya, Scratch

Track by Track Review


High Voltage dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A tuff and high energy cover of Jim Messina's "High Voltage," with lots of style. While it's pretty straight forward, this performance shows the band's live energy well. This recording was made at Martyr's on November 4, 2004.

Mar Gaya dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The tribal thunder of Randy Holden's "Mar Gaya" is dampened only by the delay on the drums. Otherwise, the performance rips, and the power of the song is quite evident.

Scratch dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This demo may be somewhat murky, but is shows how well the song works with one guitar. Cool stuff.