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Tremolo Wankers - Terrible, Terrible Wankers EPdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Tremolo Wankers mix surf and garage and a rock beat to create their own sound envelope. While melody is used like in the go-go genre, the completeness of the arrangements keeps it interesting, and the energy level makes it hard to ignore. Includes the garage vocal "Move It!."
Picks: Spaghetti Fever, Knucklehead, Cervesa, Burnout, Putin Death Balalaika

Track by Track Review


Spaghetti Fever dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Indian tom toms and war chants, big tribal chords, and the guitar awash in reverb. The spaghetti influences are mixed with "Apache" thinking and moody surf melody lines. "Spaghetti Fever" rings with a sparkle through the reverb of the shore break.

Knucklehead dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Flying just above the break, "Knucklehead" races at breakneck speed with ample reverb and slaughterhouse double picking. Dark and gloomy, like an outsider comin' to get you.

Cervesa dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Pumped up surf romp, with damped and open playing, flying glissandoes, reverb a plenty, and big string pops. Not exactly melodic, but driven and very cool.

Burnout dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Garage barrage, surf chopped, organ spiced, and relentless like a speedmetal beachcomber. Powerful and unabashed.

Putin Death Balalaika dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Putin Death Balalaika" is unusual and twangy, with a sub spy feel and a thick soundscape. The balalaika influence in the melody line are very nice. Not your average surf romp.