Local Record Review: The Eliminators
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Room to Move
Surf music may be the SoCal (and especially the OC) equivalent of what "beach music" is to the Carolinas over on the other coast.
It's the new roots music that thrives anew each time around, never quite growing old even while following long standing traditions.
Certainly the Eliminators are more than happy to continue working in the vein that brought them together to start with; Room to Move is another set of songs that prove "Misirlou" and "Walk Don't Run" won't ever stop echoing outward.
But as with any group worth its salt, it's not about perceived genre purity as it is drawing on various sources--there's a sharp cover of Link Wray's "Steel Trap" as well as take on fellow modern surf nut Sonic Chris Fesker's "One Gun Is All You Need."
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