Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Banditos - Beatclubdotdotdot
artworkMost of the sounds of this CD are based on the sixties go-go sounds heard at the dance oriented beat clubs. It's the sorta sounds that the Ventures used on their Ventures "A Go-Go" album. Fun, cool, but little surf here. Much of it is rhythm - progression oriented, but it seems to work for the period it is based on. Fun CD.
Picks: Fremdor Planet, Zwischenfall im Orbit, Beat Club, Sex, unbekannte wilde Frau, Fuzzrock, Heroin, als ich dich sah, verruckter Wellenreiter, Haie am Badestrand, Mr. Elimiter, Rock and Rumba, Fis Rock, Fantastico, Django, El Bandito, Schattebmann, Rebell der Liebe

Track by Track Review


Fremdor Planet dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

From NASA's countdown sequence, we are launched into a throbbing rhythmic surfy backtrack with a spy-like guitar. The space chatter continues throughout the track. It's among the better tracks with samples of this sort. Quite nice.

Zwischenfall im Orbit dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Plunky throbbing rhythmic track with too much organ for me, though the minimal tribal darkened club aspects seem to work, like a break-ender from a sixties club like Sunnyvale's Wayne Manor. Tasty spacy sounds and an intense buildup make it work, but is mostly without a melody. Cool theremin-like sounds.

Beat Club dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Edgie sixties go-go sounds, big organ backing, backtrack progressions, and textural elements like the Ventures A Go-Go album. Tasty stuff, though not surfy at all. Appropriately titled.

Sex dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Grindy fluffy go-go sounds, hinting of go-go girls in cages suspended above the crowd of hangers on.

unbekannte wilde Frau dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Edgie guitars, club chunka chunka, round bass lines, and rhythmic orientation. A touch of a hint of Kraan, sorta.

Fuzzrock dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Big fuzz, drama, pomp, Davie Allan inspired, very cool intensity. Minimally melodic, with screaming girls, and visions of white go-go boots.

Heroin dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Slower, semi countrified, melodic, and somehow at odds with the title. This is fluffy, enjoyable, and fun, despite the silly chorus vocals.

als ich dich sah dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Vibratoed keys open into another go-go archetype. Spiffed keyboard leads are nice and fitting for this cover.

verruckter Wellenreiter dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Mostly like a backtrack waiting for a vocal, yet interesting enough to keep your attention. It's sorta enticing, and sports quite a pleasant energy.

Haie am Badestrand dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

This is a nice track, sporty, energetic, catchy, and spunky. A nice blend of the guitar and organ and fine drums 'n' bass. Quite spirited, and very fun.

Mr. Elimiter dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Light plucky guitar licks, a rolling go-go bass line, and a relentless pattern overlain by a thin cheesy organ. Cute.

Rock and Rumba dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Cheep drum machine percussion, organ dominated, exotic swaying alligator suits, and martigras finery. A party fun anthem for the South American in you.

Fis Rock dotdotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

A heavier track, with a chunkier drum/bass track, a more relentless festival rock jam feel, and a simple progression. The guitar tones verge on surf influenced via the use of the whammy. Cool tribal track.

Fantastico dotdotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Hokum rides again - this is cowboy laden, twang driven, and fantastico. Relentless, but refreshingly spaghetti free western influenced.

Django dotdotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Django Reinhardt influenced, flamenco driven, spaghetti powered, and wind swept. This is a fine track. It's sense of drama and eerie tones are quite nice.

El Bandito dotdotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

El themo de Torpedo. Reminds me a lot of some of the Torpedoes' material. Edgie guitarista hero, with mariachi horn sounds. Bitchin' track.

Schattebmann dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Super light weight, shimmering, brooding, moody, and interesting. Unusual start-stop, film score ambiance.

Rebell der Liebe dotdotdot
Sixties Go-Go (Instrumental)

Chunky edgie guitar, lumbering pace, whistling organ, sparse thinking, and eerie ideas.