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Southern Culture On the Skids - Ditch Diggin'dotdotdot
artworkSouthern Culture On the Skids does more great chicken boppin' white trash rockin' tunes, and naturally include five instros.
Picks: Tunafish Every Day, Jack The Ripper, Parts 1 and 2, Mudbuggy, Wig-Out, Rumors Of Surf

Track by Track Review


Tunafish Every Day dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Vibrato shimmer, rich tone, ambient drums, and a fluid lead melody line. I'm not sure I hear the tuna connection, but then how important is that. A rockabilly beat backs up a post surf melody with real charm and watery feel. Twang, whammy, and a playful optimistic coastal power.

Jack The Ripper, Parts 1 and 2 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A backwoods variant of the classic Link Wray tune. Tribal drums, tortured guitar, big chord twang, dissonant derivations, and an intense original surf jam on whole wheat mid stream. Thickly reverbed flying finger squirrely fun. Past the fade, it comes back full feedback ugly like Blue Cheer doing it... an unusual rendering.

Mudbuggy dotdotdot
Ugly Surf (Instrumental)

Ugly, fast, evil Batman-ish weirdness... almost like fingernails on the blackboard of surf. Totally strange.

Wig-Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Ultra intense chicken boppin' telegraph rock, furiously guitar bashin' without benefit of melody. Just fast fingers and distortion twang.

Rumors Of Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"California Sun" drums play underneath a fine surf guitar melody. Brooding and double picked, with a charming vibrato break augmented with the vocal hollering of Mary Huff. Very fun track.