Sunday, April 22, 2007

Bottom Feeders

The Halibuts

Life On The Bottom


by Cub Koda
While it would be easy enough to stuff the Halibuts into the retro surf-band file, a quick listen to this shows them to be a top-notch instrumental combo with a propensity for handling a diverse number of styles. While the reverb stun-gun attack of the guitars veers them into retro territory, their takes on Gershwin's "Summertime" and "Istanbul" make them a band with a little more to offer when you've overdosed on every cover version of "Misirlou" there is.

1 Hammerhead
2 Caldera
3 Stinky
4 Life on the Bottom
5 Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wa-I
6 Noodles
7 Hombre de Palabra
8 Madcap
9 Hula Scuba
10 Suicide Bay
11 Night Crawler
12 Duck Dive
13 Fire One!
14 Istanbul
15 Summertime