bgraycd2.jpg (9767 bytes) Big Ray & The Futuras - Live On The Airwaves CD (, Double Crown -

Medula Oblongata, Shot In The Dark, Doom Buggy, The Shag, Surf Hammer, Life On Mars, Our Favorite Martian, Mr. Moto, Cecilia Ann, Squad Car

For their second cd here, Big Ray & The Futuras compiled tunes from a couple of live radio performances at stations in their local Boston vicinity. This is solid well-reverbed trio surf, with a handful of covers, a couple numbers off their first disc, and a couple new ones. Even though Shot In The Dark, Our Favorite Martian, and Cecilia Ann are getting a lotta cover treatment these days, I still have a hard time getting tired of them, and these guys do nice takes of their own. Doom Buggy is fittingly named, with a dark, tough double-picked reverby melody. Go-go flavored surf on The Shag, with a fun danceable sound and strutting lead git. Exotic spacey melody on Life On Mars. Also great cover art by the same illustrator as on their first disc.