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The Sir Finks - Devil's Agentdotdotdotdot
artworkTexas surf rats the Sir Finks have finally entered a studio to lay down some of their fine reverb. These 4 tracks were recorded in August '97, three originals and one cover. A very strong first effort, and a whole album undoubtedly must follow - I have spoken.
Picks: Mondragora, The Incident, Devil's Agent, Mr. Rebel

Track by Track Review


Mondragora dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a pretty chunky traditionally styled surf jam, mid tempo and infectious. The trad progression styled melody line, damped plucks, and definite surf tweaked structure provide ample interest and wet rhythms.

The Incident dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A slower pretty number, almost Spanish in it's styling, delicate melody, and very wet plucky sound. Quite infectious and interesting.

Devil's Agent dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow sinewy wet spy surf. Very cool and endearing. The shimmer is gorgeous. A great trad track to inspire surf espionage. Gentle and appealing.

Mr. Rebel dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A solid cover of the Eddie & the Showmen classic hit. All the notes are there, pristine, crystal clear. It is far more pristine and delicate than the original, almost mandolin like in delivery. Wonderful.