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Slacktone - Live At The Go Boy Parking Lotdotdotdotdotdot
artworkSurfdom's top dog slays 'em in the Go Boy parking lot on July 11, 1999. A total groove!
Picks: Tiki Bar Crawl, Brian's Beached Piano, Into The Blue Sparkle, Rell Sunn Aloha, Bird Bone, Skateboard Commando, Mysterioso, PCH, Reflections: Life Or Lemming, The Bells Of St. Kahuna, Tidal Wave, Rell Sunn Aloha

Track by Track Review


Tiki Bar Crawl dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The opening shimmer yields to a tribal monster with a great melody and a totally infectious rhythm track. Playful power, excitement, and daring get right to the heart of the salt air. Ingenious.

Brian's Beached Piano dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Brian's Beached Piano" a.k.a. "She's So Fine" is such a cool number. It floats above the ground on the strings of infatuation. Bouncy and pretty, playful and imaginative.

Into The Blue Sparkle dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Into The Blue Sparkle" is one amazing piece of writing, full of intricacies and warm whammy. The ultra suave beat and glorious melody simply sparkle, like the view from inside the tube on a sunny tropical day. Magnificent!

Rell Sunn Aloha dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The writing on this instro is particularly beautiful, emotional, and very moving. "Rell Sunn Aloha" has a fluid motion to it, and a basic groove that creates a beautiful ambiance. It's slow-to-mid tempo pace is relaxed and relaxing, and it's spirit is pure. I think this is a supreme tribute to the passing of a surf legend.

Bird Bone dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bird Bone" is dramatic and rhythmic. It flows like a torrent of muddy flood water racing to the coast. Too crisp for white water, to powerful for a glassy tube. Precision glissandoes and excellent meter create pure liquid.

Skateboard Commando dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slacktone shoots the curb at breakneck speed right into the beat cop! Infectious melody line and great drums.

Mysterioso dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Talk about chunk! "Mysterioso" is one of my fave tunes. The band powers this song like there's no tomorrow. Great jazzy harmonics and gnarly rumble.

PCH dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Surfabilly skate thrash twang at 90 miles per hour. A really cool fifties progression for today. It's not the decade of style origin, it's what you do with it! Very happy and infectious.

Reflections: Life Or Lemming dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Reflections: Life Or Lemming" features a funky twangorama of suave and silk. Jazz meets the brine on Fender equipment. Brilliant!

The Bells Of St. Kahuna dotdotdotdotdot
Ripping Surf (Instrumental)

Ringing notes lull you into a unsuspected shreddin'. "The Bells Of St. Kahuna" rips with molten glissandoes and pounding drums. The glissandoes down get much faster than this!

Tidal Wave dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Tidal Wave" completely abuses you before it's through, like a 1 second drop down a fifty foot face only to be placed gently on the beach. Egad! Can I rest now?

Rell Sunn Aloha dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The writing on this instro is particularly beautiful, emotional, and very moving. "Rell Sunn Aloha" has a fluid motion to it, and a basic groove that creates a beautiful ambiance. It's slow-to-mid tempo pace is relaxed and relaxing, and it's spirit is pure. I think this is a supreme tribute to the passing of a surf legend.