excerpt from AUTOreverse Issue One
last one for today –
Martian Beach / Hot Foot 7″
Comes on like a surf record. Uptempo rock, or is it punk? (That’s not a philosophical question, I’m really curious) Overly reverbed distorto guitar over a driving bass-n-drums beat. “Hot Foot” is fast and has all of your favorite surf elements: tremolo guitars, fast ride cymbal work. Makes me think of loud cars and old rockabilly guys trying to keep their hair from going flat in the sun. We surf a lot in Ohio, so this is like soul music to me.
Ian C Stewart