Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Surfin' Lungs - Splash Back
|This best-of set includes three instros from the early days of the band, including the illusive "Munsters Theme."|
Picks: Bedouin Bedlam, Rockin' In Rameses' Tomb, Munsters Theme
Track by Track Review
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."
This Middle Eastern based instro rocks right along with their slightly fast tempo and energy. It is a melodic spirited number with much appeal.
Starting with eerie piano, The Surfin' Lungs romp into a fairly normal version of Jim Marshall's theme to the TV show. The tone is effected, slightly modulated maybe. Way fun.