Bill Roper: Bass, vocals
Larry Taube: Drums, vocals
Bernard Yin: Guitar, vocals
Performed and recorded by Brazil 2001 in early 1997
All songs original except for Immigrant Song – Page/Plant
Recorded by Mike “Gus” Agostinelli at Explosive Studio 12
1. Tahiti 96
2. Muchacha No. 3
4. Immigrant Song
6. Muchacha No. 3 [instro.]
“Tahiti 96” kicks off this tropical delight with a full-on Dick Dale-style speed surf assault, blowing the grass roof clean off and setting the stage for great flaming coconuts of bikini-pop, tanning-oil punk and tiki-psych. In short: This tape is KILLER.
So, who were these guys? This LA Times review of the band’s 1996 debut CD, Fist Full Of Sand, names veteran SoCal axe slinger Bernard Yin, he of El Vez, Medicine, Pansy Division and The Fuzztones, among others. A click over to Discogs fills out the personnel.
This demo was recorded between Fist Full Of Sand and the 1999 follow-up, Tropical Diseases, on which all of these songs appear.
“Bright, fresh and more than a bit zany, Brazil 2001 is the best on the beach this year.” — Demo Universe, 1997