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The Surf Sluts - Surf And Destroy Demosdotdotdotdot
artworkThis would seem to be an early incarnation of what would be come the Surf And Destroy CD. Some of these songs did not make it to the official release. These tracks were culled from various web sources.
Picks: Bikers From Hell, Drinking Bleach, Material Gurl, Scary Tale In Olde York, Bikers From Hell, Drinking Bleach, Papa Oom Mau Mau, The Rattler, Surfer Joe

Track by Track Review


Bikers From Hell dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bikers From Hell" is a dark fuzz rocker with a surfish structure and a nod to Davie Allan. Harsh, loud, aggressive, and very powerful. This reminds me of the way the Smithereens used to completely rock out surf instros.

Drinking Bleach dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

This is a punkoidal number with a slightly crazy edge. It's big and nasty, reminding me of a serious version of the punk parodies done by Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoia. Dark and spunky.

Material Gurl dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Borrowing the chorus from the Rivingtons' "Papa Oom Mau Mau" as transformed by the Trashmen in "Surfin' Bird," this redefinition of Madonna's "Material Girl" is splendidly stoopid and arguable they way it should have been done. Superb!

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.

Bikers From Hell dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bikers From Hell" is a dark fuzz rocker with a surfish structure and a nod to Davie Allan. Harsh, loud, aggressive, and very powerful. This reminds me of the way the Smithereens used to completely rock out surf instros.

Drinking Bleach dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

This is a punkoidal number with a slightly crazy edge. It's big and nasty, reminding me of a serious version of the punk parodies done by Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoia. Dark and spunky.

Papa Oom Mau Mau dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Rivingtons' "Papa Oom Mau Mau" gets all punked out with extreme Crampsian vocals. Once you hear this, you realize what punks the Trashmen were, and the Rivingtons as well. Just cool!

The Rattler dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rockabilly puffed surf grind, with a solid beat and a rockin' riff. More grind than melody, but infectious and rock solid.

Surfer Joe dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Perhaps influenced by the Barracudas' cover, this is in many ways more like the Surfaris, just punkier. Slightly silly, slightly angular, and very fun.