Here’s a wonderful review from long time surf guitarist, writer Rich Hagensen. Livewire is featured in New Gandy Dancer (UK), issue 107.
Hot out of the mailbox today came the debut CD from the Urban Surf Kings lead guitarist REV HANK ‘Longhorn’ (RR004). This is an absolutely stunning long player and will soon be on everyone’s favourite list. Why? Rev Hank and his drummer Frank (den Haan) laid down these twelve instrumentals on a cold Nova Scotia weekend in February with Hank later overdubbing bass on all the tracks. I’m a sucker for Tex-Mex/Fireballs type picking and melodies and they are here in a cover of Ken Davidson’s “Twist Man Easy” and Rev Hank’s “Tipi Tone” instros. Close your eyes and you’d think “Twist & Twang” was a Los Straitjackets cut. I could go on but don’t hesitate to put out your cash for this – you’ll enjoy every tune – guaranteed!