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The Surfin' Lungs - Splash Backdotdotdot
artworkThis 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


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."

Rockin' In Rameses' Tomb dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This Middle Eastern based instro rocks right along with their slightly fast tempo and energy. It is a melodic spirited number with much appeal.

Munsters Theme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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.