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The Surfin' Lungs - The Beach Will Never Diedotdotdot
artworkAmong the few bands doing the beach pop revival that I like, these guys have combined the vocal stylings of the vintage period with the edge the Barracudas. This CD contains a couple of good surf instros in the eighties mold.
Picks: Bedouin Bedlam, Sharkbait

Track by Track Review

Bedouin Bedlam dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a pretty unusual track. It's Middle Eastern, but not strongly so. It has plenty of energy, and enough of a melody to carry the day. The Surfin' Lungs have recorded far too few instros, especially when you realize that they can write some pretty nice stuff. The faux Mecca wails are more strange than anything else, being likened to some of the dog barking on versions of "Moon Dawg."

Sharkbait dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Sharkbait" opens with a pseudo Jaws drama, then quickly becomes a surfable riff in the Surfin' Lungs mold. The keys are generally in sync with the guitar, which is quite dry. Infectious and fun.