Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Boom Pam - Boom Pamdotdotdotdotdot
artworkSurf with tuba and very creative arranging. Ninety-nine points for originality added to some ingenious use of surf guitar and superb percussion and bass. Boom Pam are superb, totally original, and really fun! It's not traditional, but it sure is GREAT!
Picks: Wedding Song, Gross, Suvlaki #3, Weijl, Kova Plada (aka Tango), Dalida, Lajdi, Munt, The Souvlak, Love Song

Track by Track Review


Wedding Song dotdotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Lush echoed surf guitar lays down romantic cord flurries with the bass as "Wedding Song" opens, and then the ska-like rhythm takes over with tuba in the lead, then surf guitar flies through the bridges. Delicate guitar trades lead duties with the tube, and the flying surf guitar again reigns supreme. Cossack shouts round out the adventure. Superb!

Gross dotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

A fifties rock progression on second guitar and tuba grumping carry lead duties, while delicate guitar and bass run amok. "Gross" is anything but. Very interesting and fun.

Suvlaki #3 dotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

"Suvlaki #3" places guitar in the lead, with an engaging rhythm and sound. The tube pumps wit the bass, and the guitars just shine. Excellent!

Weijl dotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Exotic percussion with bass playing a superb pattern against guitars playing lines born in the Orient. "Weijl" is a mid tempo number with a very sensual melody and emotional rhythm. Mysterious and evocative.

Kova Plada (aka Tango) dotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Big drama, boom, and a military tango beat. The tuba pumps the melody out while the guitars provide textural support. "Kova Plada (aka Tango)" is fun and grin inducing.

Dalida dotdotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

A fine rhythm guitar pattern and mysterious desert melody on lead guitar run ghostly patterns above tuba and bass pumping. Surf guitar plays a wonderful pattern dripping in reverb. Great drums round out "Dalida" for superb drama and aquatic charm.

Lajdi dotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

The disjointed, thirties black and white, robot nature of "Lajdi" is compelling and a real time warp. Brought me instant chills.

Munt dotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Circular surf guitar lines and tuba pumping drive a frenzied pattern, then between are romantic melody lines and rising rhythms. "Munt" is unusual and cool.

The Souvlak dotdotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Stereo guitars play off each other, tuba grumbles, and the pumping bass eventually takes command. "The Souvlak" is very fun... and I mean fun! Pure joy reigns as it writhes and churns. Superb!

Love Song dotdotdotdot
Tuba Surf (Instrumental)

Slowly the surf guitar and fog horn tuba release a sad melody tat floats across a deserted waterfront. "Love Song" is very soothing and moody. Lovely, with a bit of a grin.