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Tommy and the Piers - Shorebreakdotdotdot
artworkTommy and the Piers frequented LA in the early-mid eighties, playing an edgie garage based variation on surf, with punk sounds, and rhythm dominated crunch. Also released on red vinyl with picture sleeve as by the Piers.
Picks: Shorebreak, Surf Route, Shootin' The Pier, Storm Surf, Zoo At Blackie's

Track by Track Review

Shorebreak dotdotdotdot
Eighties Twango Surf (Instrumental)

Shorebeak is a rhythm oriented progression based track with a lot of intense energy. Cries of "shorebreak" and "eat sand" are dropped in occasionally, and they accent well the chunka chunka rhythms and power. There's a tribal pounce to this that's quite appealing. major twango.

Surf Route dotdotdot
Eighties Twango Surf (Instrumental)

This thin lead guitar track has a weak sound, but a very nice melody line. The dry tone is lacking when the high registers are played, but the middle and lower registers are quite edgie and nice. This is meant to ride the woody down the coast to.

Shootin' The Pier dotdotdot
Eighties Twango Surf (Instrumental)

This is a progression, maybe too much of one. It seems to be waiting for a melody to appear. It is as crunchy as the nerves of steel required to shoot the pier would indicate, but it's also pretty repetitious.

Storm Surf dotdotdot
Eighties Twango Surf (Instrumental)

This is a nervous track, with irritating tones, threatening like a squall just off shore. Whiny and edgie, and gloomy.

Zoo At Blackie's dotdotdot
Eighties Twango Surf (Instrumental)

Thundering drums, chunka rhythms, and edgie intensity. The congestion of the "Zoo At Blackie's" is evident in the dashing and thrashing of this track. Sharp and looking for a break in traffic to cut through.