Live Show: October 24, 1997, Jack's Sugar Shack
Live Show: February 16, 2001, Mr. T's Bowl
Phil Dirt - Reverb Central
The Boardwalkers Jack's Sugar Shack Oct 24, 1997 ***
This CD-R was recorded live at Jack's Sugar Shack on October 24, 1997 by Jay Hector . They're gone now, but these guys REALLY needed to do a well recorded album.
Picks: Hip Code, Surf Probe, Moon Race, Monster A-Go-Go, Spy vs. Spy, El Mirage, Tortuga, ItOs A Bikini World, Ali Baba, Our Favorite Martian, Boardwalker
"Wind Up" is a fifties sorta riff rocker, with a simple progression.
Rhythmic, bass chunked, and playfully written. This seems to use influences
from " Music To Watch The Girls By ," as well as new melody elements. This take
is vibrato throbbing and ominous.
Surf riffology and great drums, with lots of reverb kicking out the melody line
and whammy chords. Power and splash.
The Boardwalkers cover the Citations great obscuro. It's great to hear someone
do this song with flair and style. Excellent performance!
"Monster A-Go-Go" is a rich surf rocker with an ominous riff and plenty of
lead guitar tone and style variation verse to verse. An excellent track!
There's a timer ticking away in this slow number, and a menacing few notes
played over the spy flick backtrack. In the beak, there's some fine whammy
vibrato. For such a no melody tune, it's quite interesting and fun. A little
gimmicky and splashy.
Big splashy whammy chords separate riffs of surf guitar. Ultra simple, yet
This is an intriguing track. The tropical Mexican melody dribbled out with fine
double picked guitar over tribal drums is spectacular. The long fuzz notes in
the break give it a middle eastern air of mystery and danger. This should
really be covered! Infectious and enticing.
Fast and pumped up, with excellent drums, " The Day The Surf Stood Still "
rages across small fast moving break ridden by shortboarders intent on life at
the edge. A fine surf tune.
Vibrato shimmer and an interesting beat together. The riff is mysterious, and
the structure effective. the break is different from the rest of the track,
with a cowboy beat and distortion on the guitar. very interesting.
A simple progression and an infectious performance make for a pretty cool
track. The damped lead lines are most pleasing. Lots of drum action and long
Dave and the Customs ' magnificent " Ali Baba " sounds great coming from the
axes of the Boardwalkers . Lots of fire and style despite some errors.
This is way to chumpy for my taste, though it's well done and perhaps modeled
after the Pyramids.
Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics ' infectious " Our Favorite Martian " is very
well done. It's hard not to like the melody, and the band does a real nice job
with it. Crunchy reverb kicks and plenty of flair.
"Boardwalker" is a faster paced tune with some finely double picked lines, as
well as some whammy chords, and vibrato drama. This is a fine performance.
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