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Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Schlagers!dotdotdotdot
artworkThis Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet single was issued in April of 1987. This is the best overall of their seven inch vinyl output for my money.
Picks: Egypt Texas, Good Cop Bad Cop, Shadowy Countdown, Malfunction, Harlem By The Sea

Track by Track Review


Egypt Texas dotdotdotdot
Post Surf (Instrumental)

"Egypt Texas" presents an interesting brooding melody against choked chops for a moody effect. Nicely constructed, a little dramatic, and smooth. The melody is catchy, yet the track retains a primal crunch.

Good Cop Bad Cop dotdotdotdot
Post Surf (Instrumental)

Big fuzzy whammy bass laden groovy menacing thunder... yup, that covers it. It's a great heavy riff, lumbering danger, Link Wray tinged, and fluidly moving. Among their more necessary tracks. This CD is a compilation of the band's seven inch single releases.

Shadowy Countdown dotdotdot
Post Surf (Instrumental)

Yup, they count down over a relentless bass line until they blast off. The riff is fairly melodic, and the power satisfying.

Malfunction dotdotdot
Post Surf (Instrumental)

rapid percussion, rumbling bass, then... musicus interruptus... as a malfunction breaks. It's a brief track that's all about malfunctions.

Harlem By The Sea dotdotdotdot
Post Surf (Instrumental)

This Earl Hagen tune finds its hidden edge in the guitar. Very similar to the Perry Mason theme, "Harlem By The Sea" rocks and flows with a smooth liquid line accented by stinging whammy. Very cool.