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So what does this demo sound like? To be honest, this is one of the best things I have heard in months! Joe can play raging surf like Dick Dale, The Fender IV, and The Jesters (Hella, The Red Triangle, Droppin' In). He can also play Los Straitjackets inspired party tunes, and sadder, slower material. Each song has a very identifiable theme. There are spaghetti western tunes, hot rod tunes, a tribute to Star Crunch, bad ass wicked stomps, and happy upbeat drinkin' tunes. It is really quite stunning to me that one guy pulled this all together. Its kind of rough and un-produced in spots (hey it is a demo), but Joe is sitting on a gold mine! I urge any musicians in Northern California to seek this guy out and form a band. These songs need to be fleshed out and recorded properly, not to mention performed live! In fact, if no one steps up to the plate I am prepared to quit my job, divorce my wife, and move next door to Joe to become his rhythm guitarist (Just kidding honey! Love ya, xxoo). Yes, it is that good and holds that much potential.
Joe does have a myspace page where you can sample a few of the songs. He has also uploaded "Juanita, Juanita!!" to the SG101 site. I urge everyone to check him out. You'll be glad you did, and you'll be able to say to your friends "I knew Joe back in the day on SG101 before he was discovered".
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Joe sent me a copy a while ago, and I agree completely--it's killer. Killer! For a demo it's consistently better than many of the new surf albums I've picked up recently. The songwriting's great, and it covers a ton of ground stylistically. It's hard to pick favorites, but the Star Crunch tribute is dead-on, and honestly a lot better than anything on Made From Techneit-however you spell it. And dig the guitar tones on "Gummi Robots"--it sounds exactly like the bastard hybrid monstrosity suggested by the title. Great, great stuff. -Warren
I totally agree with Brian, judging on the four songs on Joe's myspace site - it's really great stuff! Joe, get a band together and start playing out ASAP. I have no doubt you will blow people away!
Yeah man, your tunes are really good. Keep it up!
Brian, wow Man! Thanks for writing such an enthusiastic piece. You are a gracious host here at SG101...and you other guys...I really appreciate the inspiring comments. Thank you all very much. Cheers and Reverb for Days! Joe