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The Vibro Champs - The Stimulating Sound Of The Vibro Champsdotdotdot
artworkThe Vibro Champs are from Minnesota. They play slightly demented countrified escapee variety of pop-n-roll. Their version of "Foreign Affair" is quite humorous, with pomp and absurd seriousness. They are Alan Subol - guitar, Dave Wolfe - guitar, Emmett Keefe - upright bass, and Dan Hogan - drums. 1994
Picks: Kurdish Instrumental, Magic Eight Ball, The "What" Theme

Track by Track Review


Kurdish Instrumental dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is one moody instro, shimmering with a foreign intrigue and a mysterious island imagery. It's sullen, sparkling, and written with a "Comin' Home Baby" sort of melody that is instantly endearing. Splendid double picked intensity resides in the break in stark contrast to the brilliantly attractive main section. Too cool!

Magic Eight Ball dotdotdot
Studio Rock Rock (Instrumental)

This is a spirited instro, with a darn fun melody and a ton of energy. Churning chord driven power with a slightly thin lead line. The twin guitar assault is well balanced and good listening.

The "What" Theme dotdotdot
Studio Rock Rock (Instrumental)

This is mucho fun. Each line end is punctuated with shouts of "What?" The tune is mostly a progression, with the energy and vocal insertions making it palatable.