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The Rubinoos - Paleophonicdotdotdot
artworkThe Rubinoos have long been a Bay Area fave. With their reemergence and new CD, the tradition of brilliant pop and humor continues on full force. The band on this release is Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Donn Spindt (Aqua Velvets), and Al Chan, enabled and enhanced by Scott Mathews and others. Aside from their splendid normal fare, the lads conjure up a demented and oh-so-sequined surf morphing of the theme to Star Trek.
Picks: Surf Trek

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Surf Trek dotdotdot
Campy Surf (Instrumental)

Brilliant! Only the Rubinoos could blend credible surf and Swingle Singers cheese in a cover of Alexander Courage's classic theme to Star Trek. All the silliness of the TV theme, the absurdity of the Swingles, and the glissandoes and drive of surf coexist in this campy morphing. The only word that fits is "suave."