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The Thrusters [Tampa] - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkThis 1999 CD-R from Tampa's Thrusters sports three instros, one of which is a really cool number in the big guitar groove. Tight performances in a surf/rock format.
Picks: The Line Up, Naked and Charming, Dawn Patrol

Track by Track Review


The Line Up dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"The Line Up" is an interesting little ditty, more than just a progression, yet generally in that vein. Tight quick glissandoes, gnarly guitar, and a sparkling break, which is perhaps the coolest part of the track.

Naked and Charming dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Grodie and a menacing, "Naked and Charming" sports a minimalist Link Wray kinda groove, though less impactive. Shy of melodic, yet by the time it gets to the high register verse, it draws you in.

Dawn Patrol dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Straddling "Peter Gunn" and "Volcanic Action," this dark twangster is very smooth and cool. "Dawn Patrol" undulates with a rockabilly suave and surf sensibility. The big slide guitar break is real silky and dangerous. I think this is their best track to date.