Today we’re bringing you something a little bit different. I’m not the biggest fan of surf music, but I recognize the importance of surf rock as far as it’s influence of punk (after all, The Ramones pretty much took the Beach Boys and made it faster and more distorted). There aren’t many surf punk bands I dig besides Philly’s own Dry Feet, but I recently had a chance to check out Portland’s Guantanamo Baywatch’s Chest Crawl and I have to say, I’m digging it.
These two guys and gal play surf rock done right. Enough to make me feel I’m at the beach, but with enough trashiness and grittiness to remind me to look out for the hypodermic needles and used condoms lying around. Sleazy, treble cranked, and reverb induced, Guantanamo Baywatch’s Chest Crawl is definitely for any fan of the genre. If you dig bands such as Shannon and the Clams or Dry Feet, you’ll want to check this one out.
Yo, is it bad that this album makes me want to watch old seasons of Spongebob?
Dry Feet – Philadelphia Beach