Sunday, 8 May 2016
Cement Head/Guitar Radiation/Boobalooba Beach/Hook In My Mouth
Here's a cool surf instrumental EP released on the Citadel Records label back in 1986. This was a one off collaboration when Dom Mariani of The Stems had a little time on his hands to gather some an old band mates and record this cool 4 track 12" EP. The line-up consisted of Dom, two ex members of his old band The Go-Starts, Greg Hitchcock (gtr) and Velo Zupanovich (bass) along with drummer Dave Shaw. Greg was playing with The Bamboos at the time and Velo was in a band called The Reaguns with Dave. Dave would later join The Stems when original drummer Gary Chambers was sacked. The 4 tracks on this EP are all surf inspired instrumentals that sit nicely along side say Dick Dale, Link Ray and the like, not a bad tune on this baby. The original pressing in 1996 was 1000 copies with another 500 pressed in 1999 with no changes to the art or label.