Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Bahia 23 - Pekenas y Peligrosasdotdotdot
artworkA handful of infectious songs captured in low brow live mono. The cruddy sound masks really good material. Bahia 23 are a very original band.
Picks: BaHiA's ThEme, KaLzOn dE BaJo KoStO....., MuErtE En eL PeTaTE!!!!!!!!, PaRteS InTiMaS!!!!!

Track by Track Review

BaHiA's ThEme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Many liberated surfisms will sound familiar as "BaHiA's ThEme" unfolds. That said, it's really too bad the sound is so cruddy because it's a solid composition and performance. There are some really nice melody elements, and there's excellent energy.

KaLzOn dE BaJo KoStO..... dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A nifty but very basic riff opens, followed by a nice little melody line. "KaLzOn dE BaJo KoStO....." is a pretty good surf instro played with spunk and abandon, but marred by lousy live sound.

MuErtE En eL PeTaTE!!!!!!!! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A funny false start... and then a raucous thrasher charges forth. Double picked in part, and very nicely written. "MuErtE En eL PeTaTE!!!!!!!!" is just waiting for a decent recording!

PaRteS InTiMaS!!!!! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"PaRteS InTiMaS!!!!!" has a fascinating rhythm pattern. It's very original, and captivating. A nice melody and interesting percussion. Rockabilly drums and great spunk. Very fun!