Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Shark Bait - Back room Surf
|Shark Bait was a four piece band from the metropolis of Campbell, California. I recorded just two tracks with them in the back room at Streetlight Records in February of '86 for Chris Ashford's "What Surf III" compilation, of which "Surf Punk" was selected. Not commercially available, but maybe some day...|
Picks: Surf Punk, Toes On The Nose, Surf Punk II, Toes On The Nose II
Track by Track Review
This is percussive, damped surf, infectious and meaty, and very playful. Too bad these guys quit so early on. Highly rhythmic and percussive, with a restrained power. "Surf Punk" appears on What Surf III.
Eddie and the Showmen's "Toes On The Nose" sounds so different under the restrained delivery of Shark Bait. The rhythm becomes the dominant characteristic, completely changing the affect. Infectious.
This remix is more percussive and clear, displaying their damped reverb surf. It's an infectious and meaty track, and very playful. Too bad these guys quit so early on.
This is a remix of Eddie and the Showmen's "Toes On The Nose" with more active panning and crisper sound.