Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Bulldogs - Los Bulldogsdotdotdot
artworkThere are five instros on this reissue CD. Three are pretty cool, especially the crude treatment of "Miserlou."
Picks: Lunes, Lunes, Bang Bang, Misserlou

Track by Track Review


Lunes, Lunes dotdotdot
Garage Pop (Instrumental)

Almost an instrumental, the vocals are limited to choruses. The guitar work is very nicely tremolo shimmered, and the organ gently whistles. This is quite nice in a post surf kinda way.

Bang Bang dotdotdot
Garage Pop (Instrumental)

Whistling organ and nice production, along with a very simple arrangement, make this instrumental treatment of Sonny and Cher's "Bang Bang" very cool. It's sort of post go-go sub-pop garage. Truly fun.

Tema De Lara dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Lara's Theme" from Doctor Zhivago gets a facelift as Los Bulldogs convert it into an organ instro for a verse or two, and a guitar instro for the rest. It's small combo rock style is only interesting for the lead guitar's whammy notes and slight modulation. There is some double picking at the end.

Misserlou dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Well, isn't this interesting! Crude double picking, dry tone, a rock rhythm track, and yet... it's surf isn't it. Obviously based primarily on Dick Dale's single, there are also extracts from the Surfer's Choice version. Spunky, illusive, and cool in a primitive garage sort of way.

El Geheghe dotdotdot
Garage Pop Surf (Instrumental)

Reverby guitar plays a simple riff, organ plays the same progression, and the backtrack is basic rock pop. There are times when it verges on surf, but then the chorus comes in. Garagy and kinda goofy.