Thinking of summer gets me in th mood for a road trip. This weeks post is just right for throwin' in the car and hitting the road. Of course, you have to start off with a full tank.
With a nod to the Ventures and Booker T & the MGs, Killer Filler Up winds through some great tunes. Featuring Cousin Crispy, formerly of Southern Culture On The Skids, this is a great surf/instrumental rock recording – even though there are only a few tunes that I’d classify as “surf”. The other instrumentals are just as good, influenced by exotica and go-go themes and melodies (even a little ska here and there). There are a few covers, mostly obscure, and even their take on “Fever” uses the Sam Butera arrangement. I’d highly recommend picking this up, especially if you’re a fan of loungy surf ala Four Piece Suit or The Tiki Tones. Good versions of the covers and excellent originals. A+
1. Intro 2. Big Bad Bike 3. Mallsville 4. Tintarella di Luna 5. Morgan's Alley 6. Gogoductress 7. Gasboys 8. Mucho! (Mucho Tempo) 9. Kiddie Pool10. Suburbanite 11. Jellybeanin' 12. Go This Way 13. Wild Trip 14. Bellzouki 15. A Man Possessed 16. Fever 17. The Bailiff
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