Thee Windom Earles
Mai Tai Pink Eye
(2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Rockabilly, Punk
Sounds Like:
The Cramps, The Amazing Royal Crowns, Thee Oh Sees
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Have the Windom Earles crafted a genre all to themselves? The 5-piece surf punk outfit from Manchester, UK have released an album fueled with fuzz, punk and chaotic rockabilly. Call it Fuzzabilly or what ever, this album is an absolute entertaining piece of work. Mai Tai Pink Eye shines from beginning to end with it’s fuzz-laced rockabilly. Thee Windom Earles take influences from bands like The Cramps and Amazing Royal Crowns and toss in some punk distortion along with stoner rock energy. Now this may sound disorganized, but it works. The band throw a ton of punkish attitude into the album while sticking to their rockabilly roots. The icing on the cake may be the lead vocals who reminds us of an odd blend of David Yow, Lux Interior and a bit of Glen Danzig from his Misfits days. The bottom line is this album crosses into so many rock genres it’s ridiculous. Fans who love stoner to hard rock and puck to hardcore will find it hard not to get into this album.

Tracklist:
1. Oom Sha Cha 02:39
2. Lunchtime Munchtime 04:08
3. Let Me lick Your Coco Pop 02:29
4. Monkeyface 04:04
5. Freight Elevator 03:08
6. Lick The Flipper 04:02
7. Burn the Couch 03:41
8. Sex Pizzeria 02:39
9. Creme de Menthe at The Shrunken Head 06:12

Standout Track(s)
”Burn The Couch” was the deal breaker, this song has a fluid distorted vibe. It’s extremely catchy, yet trippy at the same time. The last cut “Creme de Manthe at the Shrunken Head” is a tremendous instrumental and is exactly what the album needed, a lengthy track showcasing the bands musical stoner rockabilly prowess.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA by Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewing. This 7.20 % ABV IPA has some bite with flavors of clean, complex Mosaic, citrusy Azacca, fruity Galaxy, aromatic El Dorado and pungent Idaho 7 hops.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
9 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.6 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.1 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.6 of 11

Originality
8.7 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
9.2 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.1 of 11

Originality
9 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.8 of 11

Production Value
9 of 11

Final Thoughts
Mai Tai Pink Eye is a fulfilling album of punk and rockabilly that doesn't wear out its welcome. The band definitely explores upon the rockabilly genre will add tremendous variety to your rock collection.

Thee Windom Earles are:
A Monkey
A Ghoul
A Hunchback
A Wolfman
A Mad Doctor

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