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The Tremolo Beer Gut - From The Vinyl Archives Ofdotdotdotdot
artworkThis CD in collects the vinyl output from the Tremolo Beer Gut, originally issued on the Bad Afro label. A fine EP.
Picks: Tahonga Lounge Babe (Most Groovy), Remember Jemez Red, Because They're Young, While Squaresville Is Watching From Afar..., Death Valley '69

Track by Track Review


Tahonga Lounge Babe (Most Groovy) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

An international phone call from Jon Spencer runs over the top of the slithery "Tahonga Lounge Babe." On the loungy side, with vibes and an eerie melody line, this is a "most groovy" track.

Remember Jemez Red dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A big whammy chord opens this moody and melodic track. "Remember Jemez Red" floats in a lazy day open road kinda way. The melody is simple and satisfying, almost like something Richie Podolor might write.

Because They're Young dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Duane Eddy and Lee Hazelwood created this song. The Tremolo Beer Gut do a very respectable treatment, artfully played and nicely arranged. The rich tone and restrained playfulness of the track make it most enjoyable. Nicely done.

While Squaresville Is Watching From Afar... dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The title track of this single is dark and brooding, but more riffy than melodic. Intense and mean, and pushed to the graveyard max. Warbly theremin effects and spooky dramatic scenes. It grows on you pretty quickly.

Death Valley '69 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Evil screams and driving double picked guitar in a dark format. Big and chunky, and not very melodic. It has a dangerous hypnotic power about it, like a scene from some black and white occult film.