"Voyage Around the Moon"
performed by The VibroCounts
on the 2-CD Instrumental Surf Music Anthology
Reviewed by Phil Dirt at Reverb Central
We're a PICK!
VARIOUS ARTISTS Swivlin' Wahine ****
This double CD sports thirty five bands from around the world.
It's a cross section of contemporary surf music. Most tracks are
from CD releases, but many are either very obscure, or were issued
only on CD-R. Exotic sounds, contemporary surf, and over an hour
and a half of fun. 33 instrumentals plus two vocals from Partia,
and the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns.
Picks: Jonny and the Shamen 'S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Girl',
Glamour Puss 'Space Race', The Swamis 'Swami Shot', The Supersonicos
'Execute Plan A', Slacktone 'Gung Ho For Don Ho', The Papaya Kings
'Zombie Creep', The Balboas 'Mt. Olive', Call Me Pepe 'Mayday
Malone', Brazil 2001 'Girl From Orange County', Las Patatas Bravas
'Return Of the Thin Man', The Redliners 'Crime Scene', Austin
Transit Authority (A*T*A) 'Bock's Car', The Vibro Counts 'Voyage
Around The Moon', The Urban Surf Kings 'Giant Cow', The Lucky
Shoes 'The Wedge', The Bone Sharks 'Shark Byte', The Mill Valley
Taters 'Hey Mr. Rock N Roll (part 4)', Captain Bigwheel 'BBQ Gone
Bad', Dirk Doom and the Overdrive Orchestra 'Come Get Some', The
Waistcoats 'Trailspotting', The Deadcats 'Dragstrip 69', The Aquamen
'Roja', 3 Balls Of Fire 'Island Girl', The Aqualads 'Hotbox',
Splashback 'Over The Edge', Los Mel-tones 'Breakers At Hanalei',
Swamp Donkeys 'Viva Satanico', Plank 'South Sea Island', Da Surfones
Label: Skully Records CD
THE VIBRO COUNTS "Voyage Around The Moon"
This is a garagie version of the surf instro from That Thing You
Do. Solid energy and playing, well paced, and enjoyable, and demo
Movie Surf Instrumental
Production: Demo Stereo
Gotta Have It Factor: Great To Have
"This CD doesnt lack in any areas, its
a real keeper."
Various - Swivlin Wahine
Label: Skully Records (www.skullyrecords.com)
What do we have here? Another surf-instro compilation?
Yes indeed, and a double CD! Skully Records has outdone everyone
this year with a double whammy of some of the best surf, instro,
and garage music put together on one disc. 35 tracks of great
music that evokes images of beach culture, loud guitars and beautifully
tanned beach bunnies waiting for their heroes to come in from
the thundering waves.
If you are looking back in time or thinking about the
it all stands for the same thing, loud music,
and fun in the sun. Plain and simple like the music that drives
the stories, this is music to relate to. If you live in Minnesota
or California, it doesnt matter. Anyone with an ounce of
Americana running through their veins can find some pleasure in
this music. I personally love it, and I always have.
You will recognize some of the names and others you
wont. Some of the heavyweights of the genre make an appearance
Slacktone, The Balboas, The Exotics, The Aquamen, and Plank. The
list is endless. Even the tracks with vocals are good. Now that
says a mouthful regarding the quality and consistency of this
recording. This CD doesnt lack in any areas, its a
If you're looking for hot, sunny surf music with a
healthy rock appetite, look no further than Skully Records' latest
compilation, Swivlin Wahine, a two-disc set of some of the best
up-and-coming surf music. Everything from raucous surf to pretty
and slow, this compilation has everything a surf fan could desire
from any new surf tunes. With thirty-five songs from thirty-five
artists, you can't go wrong here. I'll give it an A.
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