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Urban Surf Kings - Monday Night Surf Clubdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a very strong live set from Urban Surf Kings. Great performances, with very good recording, mixing, and mastering. This is totally hot! Monday Night Surf Club is the bonus digital EP that comes with Retro-Sonic when purchased from Reverb Ranch. It is not available separately.
Picks: Spiderman, I'm Branded, Mr. World, Pink Panther Theme, Shot In The Dark, Skater Dater, Penetration

Track by Track Review


Spiderman dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a delightful surf cover of the theme to the film. Rich, full bodied, and rippin' fun! Never did Spiderman surf, but under the direction of Urban Surf Kings, he shreds!

I'm Branded dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Classic Link Wray chunk, live, chunky, and real! "I'm Branded" is direct and grumbly as it should be, delivered with full rich-textured charm. This is one stompin', excellent performance!

Mr. World dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Mr. World" jams hard. This rendition brings the main riff into a melodic lead roll. This tracks shows some high flying guitaristry. Superb energy and power!

Pink Panther Theme dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A long pick slide and over the bridge chord launches this sultry reverb fest of a cover of Henry Mancini's quirky "The Pink Panther Theme." Luscious guitar tone and slither, with perfect accompaniment. Loud and genuine.

Shot In The Dark dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Henry Mancini's loungy delight "Shot In The Dark" is anything but loungy at the hands of the Urban Surf Kings. Aggressive, glissando driven, double picked and slithered, and down right loud! I love this version!

Skater Dater dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Skater Dater" rips along in a loud, honest surf assault. Very thick and powerful, with superb drums and bass thunder! This is much tougher than any of the original Davie Allan versions on the Skaterdater soundtrack. It's just plain gnarly!

Penetration dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

There are a billion covers of Steve Leonard's superb "Penetration," but only a handful really stand out. This is certainly among those. Double picked, high energy, and very powerful, with hot drums!