MAG SEVEN, THE: The Future Is Ours, If You Can Count: CD

May 10, 2007

This is an instrumental surf/punk band that, at the time of this album’s recording, had like 3/5s of Only Crime in the lineup, including Bill Stevenson on drums. I like surf music, but this doesn’t quite nail it for some reason. It’s not bad, but none of the songs have those parts which jump out from the best of surf rock, grab you by the ears, and make you think, “My god, how did any mere person ever tap into such unbridled coolness with their guitar (or in some cases drums)?” I wanted to like this more but I’ll probably still go for some Dick Dale when I want my instrumental surf fix.

 –Adrian (End Sounds)