Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Surf Sluts - Scarytale In Old York
|There'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
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.
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
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.
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.