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The Windows - Aloha Nightdotdotdot
artworkThese live tracks were caught precariously on tape on July 31st, 2005 at 'Aloha Night' at the Baba Bar. Again I say, this band rocks! They need to be properly documented. In good quality sound, the Windows would rate 4 and 5 stars! This is really aggressive very traditional surf.
Picks: High Tide, Hot Doggin', Pipeline '65, Time Bomb, XL-3

Track by Track Review


High Tide dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

While quite distorted, this is a heck of a rambunctious performance of Bob Summers' "High Tide." Excellent energy and power all decked out in intense full tilt playing. Yikes!

Hot Doggin' dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a straight forward interpretation of the Astronauts' "Hot Doggin'," done in a very traditional style with complete abandon. This really doesn't hold anything back. Dripping wet!

Pipeline '65 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big and dirty, and trashy too. Endless reverb crashes and power drive playing. I can't think of another track with more reverb crashes.

Time Bomb dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a raucous rendition of the Avengers VI's "Time Bomb," rife with shouts and intense energy. There's no room to amp it up any more... wow!

XL-3 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Phantoms' "XL-3" rips and rumbles and grunts its way along with great whammy chords and relentless energy. The wild up-glissandos scream! Very cool!