Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Belmont Playboys - One Night Of Sin: Livedotdotdotdot
artworkBoy did these guys rock live! Every track is better live than in studio. "Chaparral" and "Aardvark" are must hear raves. Their vocals are superb rockabilly as well!
Picks: Stringbuster, King Of The Hill, Aardvark, Chaparral, Ace of Spades, Raw-Hide

Track by Track Review

Stringbuster dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

This is one raucous performance of "Stringbuster." In the studio, it's nowhere as engaging as live. Rockabilly pickin' and infectious down home rhythm are the hallmarks of this fine instro. Great drums and just plain hard rockin' fun guitar work.

King Of The Hill dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

This is a superb hard rockin' cover of The Refreshments' "King Of The Hill Theme." Tight, aggressive, spunky, and entirely too fun!

Aardvark dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Big stompin' good time rock with a sorta Middle Eastern melody that would really serve a surfband well. You can feel the surf rhythm chunk that musta been in their heads. "Aardvark" is infectious and very likable.

Chaparral dotdotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

A long bent chord open this high octane charge through the big drama of "Chaparral." Dark, loud, strong, great drums, and gigantic Link Wray-like pomp. Once this gets going, and unlike the studio take, this is very rhythm dominated like a flamenco rage with sustain through Marshalls. Big angular twang, an infectious Middle Eastern melody line, and aurally aggressive. This is a fine track, with spirit and adventure, and solid coastal credentials. The double picked verse is very Mexican flavored. Wow!

Ace of Spades dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Link Wray and his Raymen's "Ace Of Spades" is big and harsh and raw as required. This loud, raucous rampage through the Linkster's epic is spot-on. 'Nuff said.

Raw-Hide dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Link Wray and his Raymen's "Raw-Hide" charges loud and proud and aggressively. Great driving drums and large chords. Yup, it's that kinda song!