Picks: Ghost Surfer, Lobster Tank, Sacrifice, Single Coil Theory
All three members contribute as writers as well as singers and players. "Cowboy's Work" is the wonderful tale of a lazy cowboy, and "Armchair Quarterback" rocks with equal humor. For the instrumental tune "Single Coil Theory", guitarist Mike Lucas plays with inspired and crazy frenzy, while bassist Clark Ball and drummer Rob Lytle punch out tight time changes. "Ghost Surfer" mixes mystery with fluid guitar runs and whammy bars. "Hellbender", the mock-serious tale told by a hooked fish, is handled with appropriate Spinal Tap flair as the guitars again go berserk. And any CD that includes a but where the nonsense chant "Lobster Tank" repeats at odd intervals over big guitars and rhythm is tops in my book."