|This is the first album from Royal Oak, Michigan's original surfabilly bad boys, issued in 1985. It is also their best recorded work. Leader and visionary (if that word applies) Len Puch was miles ahead of the lo-fi curve. He was very involved in the documenting of other local bands, and was at the beginning of the Michigan surf scene. Their vocals were nothing less than inventive and demented. Their instro were often just as weird. Snake-Out were Len Puch - guitar and vocals, Tim Reagan - drums and yelps, and Greg Mitchell - bass. |
They may well have been just as obscure in their own are as they are in the scene at large. Once, while in Ann Arbor, Michigan on business, I asked the local "hip" buyer at one of the coolest college district indie shops if he had any of their material. It was only 7 years after their passing. He had never heard of them. That scene was repeated at several other trendy shops. Very interesting, and well worth the hunt required.