Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Ug and the Cavemen - Ug and the Cavemen
|Ug and the Cavemen are related to Kare and the Cavemen and the Bananamen. This 1987 LP sports three instros.|
Picks: Rev Up, Switchblade
Track by Track Review
Trashy thrashing in garageland loosely covering times gone by. Frat rock with surf bits and over-amped echo trashed Tarzanisms.
This is a very garagy and low bow plundering of Manuel and the Renegades' "Rev Up." It has none of the energy, but displays it's own charm and spunk. Lots of surfisms in lo-fi. There are really nice guitar licks, and the drums pound. The sax, while loud, misses the point completely.
"Switchblade" is a track with great drums and surf charm. The tone is on the mark, and Ug and the Cavemen sound like they are right out of the garage - oh, wait, they are! Nice track.