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Steve Soest - Demosdotdotdotdot
This demo came years before Steve Soest formed the Torquays. His melodies caught the ear of Teisco Del Rey, who cut "El Sleazo Chorizo" on his Music For Lovers CD. The Deoras cover "Twitchin' ," and his own band currently do "Dead Sea Stroll."
Picks: Twitchin', Dead Sea Stroll, El Sleazo Chorizo

Track by Track Review


Twitchin' dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A Steve Soest original, funky, bluesy, surf driven, with an infectious melody and major chunk. The hook value is high, and the energy is solid. It's hard to sit still while this dominates the stereo. A very imaginative melody. I think this is among Steve's best writing.

Dead Sea Stroll dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This song has been around for a while. I'm not sure who the originators were, but it's a very good melody idea, and a solid performance. The catchy nature of this is obvious, and clearly why Steve has kept it in his set for a long time. Great stuff.

El Sleazo Chorizo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This reggae based thing uses a melody line reminiscent of "Don't Fear The Reaper," but not derivative of it. It's infectious, way fun, and just quirky enough to capture your heart. Totally in the groove, and imaginative. Original concepts, surfed to the luau max.