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Ten Foot Faces - Daze Of Corndogs and Yo-Yosdotdotdot
artworkTen Foot Faces were a punk band of surfers from LA in the eighties. They issued a single or two and this album, plus a track on What Surf III. Their instros were punky and surfy, though not at all like Agent Orange, and not like trad either. This was issued in 1985.
Picks: The Party, Loose Screw Rag, Under The Edge

Track by Track Review


The Party dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This is a booming tribal cover of Henry Mancini's "The Party," with a hypnotic feel and gritty edge. Big drums and chop chord grooviness. It's punky and large, yet strangely reverent.

Loose Screw Rag dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This simple a lovely piano rag intro lulls you into the early part of the twentieth century. "Loose Screw Rag" is brief and very nice.

Under The Edge dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Infectious backtrack work, catchy cool rhythms, occasional guitar glissandos, and deluxe flair combine to create a must-have surf punk intro. There's lots of fire and style here. "Under The Edge" and "Under The Edge" define Ten Foot Faces for me.