Los High Tops – Surfabilly from Santa Cruz!
Northern California's renowned three-piece "Surfabilly" band delivers a lethal combination of original and previously owned rockabilly, surf and jump blues with a slightly country-like twist. This is no old-fashioned cover band!
Los High Tops has appeared at Viva Las Vegas, at the world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival, and at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Los High Tops has been heard all over the World on Hotwire.com's Television commercials.
Car Kulture Deluxe – Review - April 2009 (excerpt)
Their first track sets the tone, letting the listener know that there will be no straying. It will be rockabilly with a side of rockabilly. And for dessert, you guessed it – rockabilly.
The band’s music, which has been described as “surfabilly,” keeps to the middle of the road. You won’t hear the screams and speed of “psychobilly.” It’s more of a classic groove. But within the standard beat and rhythm, the band still manages to create a unique blend of sound ad fury that keeps things interesting and alive.
“Texas Radio,” the first track and the title of the CD refers to a somewhat rebellious yet intriguing sound from an unreachable far off radio station. “Honey Baby Sugar” keeps the love alive with a bit of bebop, perfectly placed instrumentals and a beat that made me want to listen over and over.
Two other notable tracks, “Hotwire” and “Death Agent 13” are well-played instrumentals. They’re shadowy, showy and fun. So if you like rockabilly skinned of affectation and free of gaseous and directionless hypertuniness (yes, I made up that word), this is the band for you.
- Reviewed by Richard Davis
- Car Kulture Deluxe