Aloha Screwdriver - The Haunted Planet! CD (Self Released)
This Northern California 3-piece combo has an infectious, energetic sound that gets you jumpin’ out of your seat and twistin’ frantically within seconds of when the disc starts spinnin’ in your hi-fi. This ain’t the traditional surf rock you’ve heard on dusty LP’s though - this is fast, loud, yet melodic instrumental rock that pushes them to the forefront of today’s scene. There ain’t a member of this band that backs off one bit - the guitars, bass and drums are always creating a wonderful cacophony of melodic grooves and rhythms. Nearly all of the songs are originals, and it’s a tribute to the band to say that these are the best songs on the disc. However, they work in a few fun covers as well - the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Paint It Black”, the theme from “Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins”, and “Korobeiniki”, which is a traditional Russian folk song. All of this comes in a nifty cover with cool, eye-popping sci-fi artwork.
Tracks: Click Bang Boom - Cowboy Korobeiniki - Zombie Cat - The Haunted Planet - Creature Screecher - Ghosts n' Goblins - A Deadly Demise - Lizard Liquor - Paint It Black - The Problem With V.O.D.K.A. - Doom Buggy Hellride