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The Typhoons - 4 Fine Twangersdotdotdotdot
Like the title says, four tracks from The Typhoons. ranging from easy to rockin', and always well thought out. "Moon Over Babahoyo" is just superb!
Picks: Prasdnik Moscovski, Moon Over Babahoyo, El Ultimo Tren, Surfin' Zombies

Track by Track Review


Prasdnik Moscovski dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Russian chorus, classic eastern European rhythms, and double picked lead. "Prasdnik Moscovski" pumps and sways with exhilarating enthusiasm. Part traditional, part surf, and all fun. Lines from "Samovar" add interest.

Moon Over Babahoyo dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Soft liquid guitar delivers a lovely melody. Cowboy rhythmic muted rhythm guitar really charms as the song unfolds. Highly infectious! "Moon Over Babahoyo" is simply superb!

El Ultimo Tren dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"El Ultimo Tren" is an easy going song with a pretty melody and an gentle sound. Glissandos and verses from "Malaguena" connect it to surf very well. Quite nice.

Surfin' Zombies dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surfin' Zombies" cycles in a heavy charge, with delicate double picked leads and circular rhythm patterns. Great drums and bass too.