The Bomboras

Head Shrinkin' Fun

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Recorded in just seven days on Rob Zombie's Zombie A Go-Go label, the Bomboras' fourth album is a compilation of 15 tracks (only two of which are longer than three minutes), comprised almost entirely of fast, furious instrumentals that combine the surf of Dick Dale and the frenzy of the Ramones with a decidedly dark overtone. Of course, this all adds up to goofy fun; you almost expect to hear a surf version of the Munsters theme (which is, actually, covered by Los Straitjackets on Halloween Hootenanny on the same label). Based in Southern California, Shane Van Dyke on bass, Dave Klein on drums, Gregg Hunt on lead guitar, Jake Cavaliere on organ, and Johnny De Villa on rhythm guitar churn out rollicking concoctions that don't come up for air with a psychotic bent that is raw and instantly accessible. It's great party music, whether you're at the beach, home, or a club, and it's a perfect CD to have on hand for Halloween.

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