The first volume in this new addition to the Atomicat label proved a resounding success with a variety of instrumental tracks from rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll and surf rock. Volume 2 of ‘Whip Masters Instrumentals’ looks set to follow in its footsteps, but with even greater wildness given some of its description: “There is nothing sweet and innocent within this album, it’s packed with attitude for bad boys and girls!”. To live up to such a message, ‘Whip Masters Instrumentals Volume 2’ has plenty of opportunity to do so given its track list containing an impressive total of thirty songs. Demonstrating such wildness in sound is the opening salvo ‘Tomahawk’ by Teddy and The Rough Riders, and then followed by the consistently reliable ‘Tornados with ‘Scalping Party’, which is not for the fainthearted given its hollering screams adding to the tension found in its guitars and suggestive of early punk rock. Variety is certainly the spice here as there are variations between each instrumental with examples as Latino-influenced The Royaltones’ ‘Tacos’, to blending of hot rod and surf music instrumental from wild in name and sound Johnny Zorro and ‘Road Hog’ (Listen out for that red-hot saxophone by the way!). With The Champs in highly creative mode during ‘Panic Button’ where the musical notes genuinely give the impression of trying to explain its identity without the use of words, and the second album in the ‘Whip Masters Instrumentals’ series more than matches its debut when it comes to thrills and spills and seriously great music.