|Satans Pilgrims Creature Feature LP/CD (www.teleport.com/~rb300/pilgrims.html, Estrus - www.estrus.com)|
Ghoulash, Scorpio 6, Vampiro, Brokendown Deuce, Extra Helpin, Ichabob Crane, Ran-Goon, Creature Feature, Grave-Up, Boss BSA, Tranquilizer, Ragtop, Boneshaker
Another top-notch album from the Pilgrims (this is their fourth), one of my favorite surf combos. Theyve got a big reverby sound like a lot of the best current surf bands, along with a garagey attitude and some great melody writing. Fuzz and organ on Extra Helpin, and some other variety on other tunes, but its mostly heavily layered surfy lead and rhythm guitars. Ran-Goon has a really strong melody with wordless vocal harmonizing that makes it a gorgeous song; theres also a part in the middle where something like a guitorgan comes in for a solo. Its also handy that they do the listener the service of providing hints on the appropriate dance style for each tune (slowjerk, shimmy, frug, etc.).