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The Ziggens - Live: Tickets Still Availabledotdotdot
artworkThe Ziggens live are quite infectious, and little less subtle than in the studio. This was recorded live at the Foothill Club in Long Beach in 1999. Well mixed, aggressive skate and surf punkoidal coolness, with 4 instros for us.
Picks: Goin' Richter, Surfungus, Sea Kelp, Junipero Serra

Track by Track Review


Goin' Richter dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A pretty cool aggro surf instro, right from the slammin' intro, it bounces and jams. It sports a melodic riff, is energetic, snappy, happy, and infectious. Big grind instro.

Surfungus dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Punk energy, thrash tones, power chord progression, but no melody. It's chunky and all, but I kept waiting for a melody line which never appeared.

Sea Kelp dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This is a suave instro, melodically seaworthy and fun. The rhythm track is playfully infectious, and the lead guitar issues forth a pleasant lead line, un-effected (no reverb). It's a pretty nice track, listenable, entertaining, and it's catchy too. Like an aggressive "Endless Summer" kinda tune.

Junipero Serra dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This instro employs a Pipeline-esq rhythm track, and an edgy melodic lead line. It's many changes keep it fresh, and it's cool drum-break hooks add dramatic punctuation. Solid energy and intensity. The sudden end is cool. Nicely arranged.