Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Tremolo Wankers - Terrible, Terrible Wankers EP
|The 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
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.
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.
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.
Garage barrage, surf chopped, organ spiced, and relentless like a speedmetal beachcomber. Powerful and unabashed.
"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.