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Rockin` their way through the Club scene of New York since 1999, is this 4 piece Garage/Surf Punk outfit, The Howlin` Thurstons , totally intent in bringing their form of Rock n` Roll into the 21st century!

This CD is their first demo and it's an intense guitar & Garage surf for the next 15 minutes or more, echoes of Link Wray , The Cramps , The Sonics even a tint of MC5 , shine through these stompers from start to finish.

First up on the player is the energetic guitar Garage trash a go go 60`s vibed instro, " Knucklewalk ", wow! top introduction to the Howlin` Thurstons !, following up is the garaged up surf instro, " Out Of Limits ", Sci-Fi cum Spy Movie intro?, next up it's a cool cover of Link Wray's , " Guitar Cha Cha ", full of bump n` grind and plenty of reverb! last but not least its, " Diamond Head ", another surf rock instrumental, foot tappin, head noddin` aplenty! A cheeky little number and one of those spot the riff tunes! Great end to the proceedings.

4 tracks jam packed full of raw garage power and ready to be unleashed to the world! Get on their website give them a call, they'll soon know the world is listening! and boy are we listening!!!!

- modradiouk.com


"This four piece instrumental band from the Big Apple knows how to create big sound. Their four song demo includes both totally original, upbeat songs (Out of Limits my first choice) along with twisting familiar melodies into a unique blend of their own (Song #4, Diamond Head, taking parts of "Smoke on the Water" and "Sunshine of Your Love").

This is the type of music you play to get your heart pumping, to catch a break from the rigors of life. Musically this band has it together. The recording is tight, with a sound scoping the realms of surf, garage and punk. If you like instrumental bands and want something fresh, then check out The Howlin' Thurstons."
- Loud Underground


Is too much garage rock never enough? Like your music without those pesky words or vocals? Wish every guitarist played as violently as Link Wray? Always think that Dick Dale didn't use enough distortion? Do you enjoy listening to Henry Mancini at ear-splitting volumes? If you're discerning enough to answer affirmatively, then be sure not to miss the upcoming shows from
The Howlin' Thurstons.
- Chemistry Class



The Howlin' Thurstons
Label: Howlin' Thurstons
CD-R Demo
This is the first demo from New York's intense guitar experience, the Howlin' Thurstons. Heavily Link Wray influenced, east coast edgy, and original arrangements.
A whole CD should be cool!
Knucklewalk, Out Of Limits,
Guitar Cha Cha, Diamond Head
"Knucklewalk" (Howlin' Thurstons original song)
Grindy chunka chunka with a very regular meter and a one-note lead,
aside from the bridge. makin' the most of minimal elements like idol Link Wray, the Howlin' Thurstons edge their way through this thick and intense track.
Rock Instrumental Stereo
"Out Of Limits"
Rising to a loud and intense string-slide and whammy driven intro, then the Howlin' Thurstons make the Mar-Kets' "Out Of Limits" into a power garage assault. Thick and nasty in an east coast kinda way. This is easily the most original cover of this song out there.
Surf Rock Instrumental Stereo
"Guitar Cha Cha"
Link Wray and his Raymen's sultry grind "Guitar Cha Cha" writhes and
grumbles at the hands of the Howlin' Thurstons. It's both reverent and hard edged modern. Really good track!
Rock Instrumental Stereo
"Diamond Head"
Never has "Diamond Head" been so grodied and nastied out. Intense guitar drive and a sandpaper edge. Borrowed lines from "Smoke On the Water" to " Sunshine Of Your Love" add humor to the track. Most unusual!
Surf Rock Instrumental Stereo

- Phil Dirt at Reverb Central


Discography

In 2003 The Howlin' Thurstons released their self-titled four song EP.

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Bio

For the past two years we have been performing our unique brand of guitar-driven rock & roll at various venues in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk County and Northern New Jersey such as The Spot, Episodes, Acme Underground, Meow Mix, The Continental, The Port Jefferson Jazz and American Music Festival, Lakeside Lounge, Southpaw et al.

Our unique arrangements of such standards as “Diamondhead”, and “Out of Limits” are not so much charmingly retro as they are dangerously modern. These covers coupled with the guitar-driven mayhem of original compositions such as “Knucklewalk” have won The Howlin’ Thurstons a growing acclaim among radio DJ’s from as far away as Australia, Canada, Scotland, and Brazil. Here in the U.S. our EP has found its way into the regular rotation of such radio shows as Teenage Wasteland, with Bill Kelly, WFMU 91.1 in Jersey City; Phil’s Garage: Surf’s Up! with Phil Dirt, KFJC 89.7 FM in Los Altos Hills, CA; and A Day at the Beach with Clint Beachwood, KCR 1620 AM in San Diego, CA.