Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Al Allen - Egghead c/w I'm Beat
|This 1959 single just barely hints at some of the coolness that Al Allen recorded in the late fifties and early sixties. This is his only official release, but his guitar is heard on many hits, including most notably from Ral Donner.|
Track by Track Review
This would be just a dismissible b-side if it weren't for the bizarre guitar sound. The vibrato is set at hyper oscillate, giving it a disturbed and almost insect like quality. Not melodic, just riffy, but still intriguing.
With extreme tremolo, "I'm Beat" moves slowly in a blues setting. The melody riff is tasteful and cool in that little town bar way. Groovy.