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The Tarantulas - Don't Murder Anyone, Listen To The Lovebeat's!dotdotdotdot
artworkDon't Murder Anyone, Listen To The Lovebeat's! is a long title for a new set of sounds from Arizona's Tarantulas. Abut half of the CD-R is instro, with great melodies and a big grin. From a production perspective, the drums are too upfront.
Picks: T-Bucket, Demolition In Death Valley, Major G, Intoxica, The Snapper, Surfer's Symphony In Sea Major

Track by Track Review


T-Bucket dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

A dramatic chord brings on a slow and intentional track with long slow glissandos drenched in distortion and compression. It is the very deliberate and plodding pace that gives "T-Bucket" its unique character. It is like the exact opposite of surf, yet it's clearly rooted in surf. Quite interesting.

Demolition In Death Valley dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A raucous rockabilly beat and surf guitars balance nicely against each other. Shimmering chords, tremolo drenched trembling, and a cool melody line combine for a superb piece of music that lacks only because of the very limiting mix.

Major G dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Tremolo throb and groovy slide guitar chords a la Cooker's work with the Seeds. This carefully cool track shimmers with island mystery and wistful romance. "Major G" is a very friendly track.

Intoxica dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Neal Nissensen and Robert J. Hafner's catchy number find rich fun at the hands of The Tarantulas. On the dark side, and less trashy than many covers, "Intoxica" gets a new lease on life. Great fun.

The Snapper dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Perhaps the most traditional surf instro here, "The Snapper" bears a grin and spills surf charm on you as it moves effortless through the reverb melody and whammy chords. Thoroughly cool!

Surfer's Symphony In Sea Major dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

A big lazy grin emanates from the warmth of "Surfer's Symphony In Sea Major." It almost laughs with gentle flow and trembling guitar. Quite a cool track, with a catchy melody and friendly feeling.