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The Surf Sluts - Scarytale In Old Yorkdotdotdotdot
artworkThere's just something endearing about a dark garage approach songs about surf. Born of psychobilly and aggression, the Surf Sluts have held onto a place in my heart that brings me to review this 4-song vocal release. After all, how can you resist a song titled Creature Stole My Surfboard.

There's a touch of the dementia of Deadboltand the Cramps, but more garage than surf. the title track is a gloomy Christmas tale that's just too fun. This is really fun.
Picks: Scary Tale In Olde York, Zombie Girl, Creature Stole My Surfboard, Monsters In My Garage

Track by Track Review


Scary Tale In Olde York dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

This is a Christmas story about ghosts and ghoulies and disturbed visitations. It is perhaps a bit reminiscent of Deadbolt, or maybe more like Beat Farmers. This is one of the most original holiday epics in a long time.

Zombie Girl dotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Spooky kookie nod to Bobby Boris Picket's Dracula character, with all kinds of well worn references to horror and coolness. The chorus adds a fifties feel.

Creature Stole My Surfboard dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

You can imagine the subject easily. The backtrack is superbly done for lyrics with such content. This is a thoroughly cool track! Aside from the subject matter, "Creature Stole My Surfboard" isn't surfy sound wise, but it's about as demented as Rinder & Lewis or the Surf Punks.

Monsters In My Garage dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Dark tonality and evil laughs tell of the unlit corners of the garage where no guitar player ever goes. Silly and fun, with a great muted chord break.