The Sharkskins
Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse
Dunellen, NJ
Apr. 9, 2011

Master AUD recording

**mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section**

TheCommish notes:
Some nights there's just TOO much good live music to take in. Such was the case on April 9: The Ben Vaughn Quintet was playing an early (8:30pm) show at Maxwell's in Hoboken--meanwhile, Roxy and Dukes had a tasty-looking twinbill of surf rock featuring The Octomen and The Sharkskins.

By the time my brother and I got from Hoboken to Dunellen, we unfortunately missed the entire Octomen set...and The Sharkskins had already hit the stage when we pulled into the parking lot. Fortunately, based on the setlist that I grabbed after the show, it looks like we only missed one complete song since we walked in during Dick Dale's "Miserlou."

I've only known about The Sharkskins for a month or so, and it was simply because a buddy at work mentioned that he saw them open for Los Straitjackets at The Record Collector (in Bordentown, NJ) back in March. Well, let me tell you, these guys can play! After the show, I told one of the guys in the band that although this was my first time seeing them, it most certainly won't be my last!

The whole band looked and sounded great, but my brother and I were especially impressed with their drummer, Tommy Tsunami, who was literally POUNDING THE CRAP out of his kit the entire show. Great energy, great show...go out and see them!

On the web:

01. Miserlou (joined in progress) (Dick Dale)
02. Cabo Del Sol
03. Mojito #4
04. Twist 'N Go
05. Batmobile
06. Goo Goo Muck (The Cramps)
07. Jack The Ripper (Link Wray)
08. Lynxtail (Los Straitjackets)
09. Caterpillar Crawl > Rumble (The Strangers > Link Wray)
10. Surferman
11. Boneyard Bonzai
12. Tailspin (Los Straitjackets)
13. Nitro (Dick Dale)
14. Wipeout (The Surfaris)

Approx. running time: 56 minutes

The Sharkskins are: (as described by their Facebook page)
Buddy LuvGoo - strummin'
Dash Riprock - twangin'
Duke Longwood - thumpin'
Tommy Tsunami - bangin'

Zoom H2 (90 degree mic pattern) > WAV (onto SD card) > Nero wave editor (trim & fade end tracks, boost volume) > FLAC Frontend (sb-aligned) > FLAC

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Recorded, transferred and
uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
April 2011