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In honor of today’s PotD...

I missed these guys version first time around (13 years ago!!) only familiar with The Surfrajettes more recent cover. I do love theirs, but gotta say, I’m a little more inspired by the Monsters from Mars take - a bit more surfy reverb and fitting their name, a nice spooky/space vibe going on.

What say you? Which do you prefer?

PS: Sorry, for some reason the live Monsters from Mars version from 2006 won’t embed. Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXc5--GneaQ

Embedded another ver from 2010 which is a better audio recording, albeit a still image not actual video.

For reference, ‘cause PotD, well, changes daily... post inspired by:

photo

Fady

El Mirage @ ReverbNation

Last edited: Jan 19, 2020 16:12:35

Wow. 120 views and nary a comment.

Dead Thread

Guess the title was a premonition and I didn’t even know it.

I can imagine Monsters from Mars image is probably a put off to some around here, or at least an easy jab for anyone doing Surf music. In fact, that was part of my motivation... challenge the assumptions, ‘cause, well, I was a bit put off by the image the very first time I saw their PotD several years ago, but I leaned in and checked out some music. They’re pretty cool in my book.

Perhaps the comment aversion is the risk of sounding critical of the Surfrajettes. Idunno. Whatever

Fady

El Mirage @ ReverbNation

I hadn't heard either of these. They both sound pretty good but I prefer the Monsters from Mars version.

I like the old one!

https://www.facebook.com/bloodreefsurf/
https://bloodreefsurf.bandcamp.com/releases (nothing official yet, just some badly mixed snippets from practice)

I had seen Monsters from Nars a few times in San Diego area in the early 2000s. I Miss them, great fun.

I like their version of Toxic better.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

I listened to both and they’re great...love the simplicity and vintage vibe of the surfrajettes...

Craig Skelly
www.thebreakaways.com
www.thecurlriders.com

I had no idea at all about The Monsters From Mars version. I dig it a lot. I think it's been brought up each time they are POTD - does anyone know anything about them? Wikipedia says they're still active - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_from_Mars

The Mystery Men?
SSS Agent #31

No right or wrong answers on this stuff; I always enjoy this community most when we are having conversation about the music we share a love for.

Thanks for taking the bait and playing along, gang!

SG101!

Fady

El Mirage @ ReverbNation

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