Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Belmont Playboys - Country Masters: Hot Rod Heartdotdotdot
artworkThis rockabilly band also does some fine instrumental work. This is their second release for Teen Rebel. Of particular note is the Dick Dale-esq "Chaparral" and the tribal-saucy "Istanbul."
Picks: Stringbuster, Chaparral, Run Chicken Run, Twister, Gatorbait, Istanbul

Track by Track Review


Stringbuster dotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Rockabilly pickin' and infectious down home rhythm are the hallmarks of this fine instro. Great drums and just plain fun guitar work.

Chaparral dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big Dick Dale tribute reverbed twang, an infectious riff, sorta middle eastern, and a warm countrified surf tone. This is a fine track, with spirit and adventure, and solid coastal credentials.

Run Chicken Run dotdotdot
Chicken Bop (Instrumental)

Hard rockin' poultry pluckin' chicken bop, classic string twangin', and no shortage of attack. Pretty darn cool.

Twister dotdotdotdot
Sub Surf Whammy Bar (Instrumental)

Big twango sub surf whammy bar drive and melodic open road riffs, and a real sense of the search for surf. Not quite in the tube, but certainly just inland of the heavies. Very fine track.

Gatorbait dotdotdot
Texas Surf (Instrumental)

Big Texas style twangin' fuzzin' assault, with great double picked liquid breaks. It's a riff based number, but rocks the house down with infectious tone and great drums.

Istanbul dotdotdotdot
Tribal Surf (Instrumental)

The classic middle eastern tune is rocked up and sparkled, played with spirit and fluidity. Warm ands sassy, "Istanbul" is as well delivered as any I've heard.