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Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl

Rock 'N' Roll Fragments

In the late 1990s surf rock was making waves in the Israeli underground, and at the forefront of the new cultural obsession was Charlie Megira. 2003’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fragments, the second of his six total releases—and first with The Hefker Girl—is a 25-track exploration of the surf noir and lo-fi garage he would trade on over the next decade and a half. Recorded on a 4-track tape cassette in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and his home in the Biet-She’an Valley, the album contrasts nods to ‘50s rockabilly icons like Link Wray, with dark, brooding instrumental vignettes. Going back and forth, up and down in a chaotic haze.

Track List

  1. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Danelectro And The Fabtones Psychopaths
  2. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Beth She'an Valley Hillbillies
  3. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Staccato Fever
  4. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Dynamite Rock
  5. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Wall Of Death
  6. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Rock Around The Block
  7. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Dick Chaser
  8. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Failure In Love
  9. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Turkish Elvis
  10. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Butterfly To The Flower
  11. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Zoozoo Otamootoo
  12. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Live At The Diplomat Hotel
  13. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl An Owl, A Forest, A Whistel, Crickets And A Monkey
  14. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl If You Only Knew
  15. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Murder At The Televised University
  16. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl D.D.T And The Tralalala Boys
  17. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Pot Cleaner
  18. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Feedback Shmidback
  19. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl A Tune For The Hyacinth
  20. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Snorkel Maniac
  21. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Coochimamas Swingers
  22. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl Mali Boo
  23. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl 2:1
  24. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Chimpanzee Project
  25. Charlie Megira & The Hefker Girl The Russian Frog-Men That Died And Came Back To Life As A Strange Looking Radioactive Creatures