Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Bitch Boys - Quiet Bells Of El Monte
|This special holiday gift for the Bitch Boys' longtime supporters features three spectacular tracks, all five stars! What a great band!|
Picks: Jingle Bells, Not So Quiet, Memories Of El Monte
Track by Track Review
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)
Rising from sleigh bells, the song begins in a silky shimmer like a silver liquid, then with gentle drama, it moves into a hauntingly sultry surf verse. By verse three, double picked classic surf takes over, with Santa riding' the nose for the rest of the track. This is about the best version of "Jingle Bells" out there. Way cool Yule!
Richard Podolor's catchy "Not So Quiet" is moved from mere brilliant to a liquid flow and shimmer. More than beautiful, it's magnetically attractive, with a sensual glow. The bridge is stellar too, with great damped surf against vibrato chords and a thick was of surf guitars. Magnificent!
Doo Wop Surf (Instrumental)
Frank Zappa's doo wop groove "Memories Of El Monte" works really well as a surf instro! Lush and fluid, with a bit of narrative and a partial verse of the original song tagged onto the end. Who'da thunk?