Saturday, May 12, 2007





Formed in 1991, they have evolved into a 4 piece instrumental combo. Dual guitar, bass, and drums pound out wave after wave of powerful surf. You couldn't possibly listen to the swelling tunes and sit still. Their music will pull you off the sandy beach and deep into the break. You'll have plenty of company on the dance floor. In additional to playing the local circuit, they have also opened concerts for their national counterparts, Laika and the Cosmonauts.
They recorded their splashing debut in the summer of 95. They caught the interest of producer Stan Pixler of Pixler Discs, who provided the financial support necessary to launch the project. The recording expertise of Don Dixon shines through loud and clear. He has worked with greats such as REM, the Smithereens and Marshall Crenshaw. TIKI-A-GO-GO is clean and punchy with great emphasis on raw talent. If you're in the Cleveland area, tune in to WENZ 107.9 weekday mornings. If you listen closely, behind Tobin's news spots, you can hear the Surfaholics. Just enough to give you taste of the salt. They've also been (and may be) heard on WENZ's Inner Sanctum show which airs Sunday nights beginning at 9:30 p.m.

"..."Ungowa" sets the tone as their twin guitar attack lay down an unusual and frantic rhythmic pattern of riffs. With pounding drums and a deep, rich bass it's a storming start...Better still is the more original "Surfana" with guitars fighting it out in rounds between subtly suave spells of calm...Overall the lasting impression is of an exciting band using all the tricks they know to spice up some repetitive riff-laden originals rather than lay down yet another album of covers. Their use of dynamics is great, their arrangements are excellent, and they are a very tight band." - Pipeline Instrumental Review

1 Ungowa

2 Frankensurfer

3 Big Rat Daddy

4 Smells Like Surfana

5 Mother's Worry

6 Swang 10

7 Get Lost

8 Toxic Beach

9 Habla Deville

10 Davinadagaga

11 Another Cloudy Day

12 Zombie Bolero

13 Ghost of Dragster Beach

14 Pedal To The Metal

16 Dangerous Undertow


Anonymous said...

this was produced by Don Dixon[Smithreens} great surf album, released on Pixler Discs by my friend Stan. In North Canton, Ohio. Great stuff.....D

Rockandre said...

Very good album! Thanks!