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The Skegs - MP3 Demosdotdotdot
artworkThree demo tracks liberated from the Skegs' website show a band developing a sound of their own based in "surf-spy-rock-abilly."
Picks: Arabesque, Bad Czech, Raw-Hide

Track by Track Review


Arabesque dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Arabesque" is a slow instro with big whammy chords and a moody sadness. The sound is a little dirty, but the mood is clear. Pretty and smooth in a fifties sorta way, but not very memorable.

Bad Czech dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Very dirty reverb guitar chop chords over great drums before playing a kind of jazzy melody line that's quite pleasant. Lots of possibilities here, with a sense of European adventure.

Raw-Hide dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Link Wray's often ripped "Raw-Hide" is played with guts and spunk. Not particularly original, but a rockin' good time.