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The Riddlers - Blast Off With The Gothamcity Go Sound. It's The Riddlersdotdotdot
artworkThis 4 song ep features 3 solid instros and one vocal called "Surf Bunny Beach." The band is pretty solid, and while the original writing is a little basic, it surely pleases and fits the genre. The cover of Randy Holden's "Everybody Up" is excellent.
Picks: Everybody Up, S. X. Appeal, The Riddler

Track by Track Review


Everybody Up dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Heavy duty ultra reverbed delivery of the Fender Four classic, with excellent glissandoes and excited shouts. Powerful, rich, and with ample drive.

S. X. Appeal dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Motors rev up and tires peel out as the vibrato throbs. The riff is pretty basic, but the vibrato gives if a warbly feel, and the surf glissandoes add a real sense of the shore. The keyboards whistle slightly in the background for a tasty ambiance. Quite powerful in the postsurf hot rod era way. Great track.

The Riddler dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dribbling double picked surf leads, somewhere between the narrow spectrum of "The Victor" and a more melodic rant. It's infectious, and pretty darn solid surf, with distant shouts of "the Riddler."