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The Tiki Men - Sneak A Drink With The Tiki Mendotdot
artworkThis 1994 ep contains four tracks from a reportedly tuff band, but the recordings are lo-fi cruddy mono to say the least.
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Track by Track Review


Tiki Torcher dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dark with tanked sound. "Tiki Torcher" has a pretty cool melody riff, and considerable spunk, but the recording is brutally murky. Too bad - the song might really rule!

Swingin' Creeper dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Ventures tune is slaughtered with ultra heavy duty lo-fi sludge. It would kill if it were just recorded well enough to actually listen to.

Black Cat dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Black Cat" is interesting for brief moment until the sameness and bad sound overcome the good idea. It throbs and churns, but it really needs development and better sound.

Incoming dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Falling just short of the "monster" label, this is about as crunchy and nasty as it gets, but there's so much murk in the sound that it quickly looses it's edge. Frat riff rock with reverb, based on "Moment of Truth." Mostly just a bunch of reverbed chords.