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Shig and Buzz - Brothel Creeper c/w Snatchesdotdotdotdot
artworkThese tracks were recorded after their debut CD, but did not make it onto their second disc. If you know Shig & Buzz, you know what to expect. Brilliant playing and superb writing. 'Nuff said.
Picks: Brothel Creeper, Snatches, Knuckle Duster, Blue Snow

Track by Track Review

Brothel Creeper dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Halibuts have been doing this tune for 15 years or so. It is less playful and ska based than it was in the last decade, but still sports an infectious filigree and drama interplay. Like an elevator at the beach, where gentle tones are interspersed with funky percussion.

Snatches dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Completely reformulated from the days of old, this classic Halibuts track has been morphed into a full throated surf number with more clean surf fun and less ska. The melody line remains a pure joy as it rises, hesitates, and then falls. Still a fave.

Knuckle Duster dotdotdotdot
Post Shadows Rock (Instrumental)

A bluesy number with a boogie woogie piano-bass-drums backtrack. The lead guitar shines with a playful Marvin-esq lead. Low grodie sounds and shimmering high sounds, and damped plucking... an interesting track that builds layer upon layer for an ever thicker and more rhythmic sound.

Blue Snow dotdotdot
Post Shadows Rock (Instrumental)

This is a lush and romantic piece with a long flowing sunset feel. Slightly sad, a little Santo and Johnny feel, and a lazy pace. Suave to the n'th degree.