Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Bustin' Burritos - Surfin' With Mr. Ed
|Sweden's Bustin' Burritos continue down the path of original invention with a surf and twang foundation. A long way from the traditional core, this demo of five songs is both fun and serious.|
Picks: Surfin' With Mr. Ed, Adventure Hat On, The Friendly Dentist, Killerbot And Son, Sombrero Soldier
Track by Track Review
A bit of country charm, bit guitar twang, and stinging whammy chords. "Surfin' With Mr. Ed" is a long way from the silly talking horse from the fifties TV show. Double picked guitar and charging energy, with a touch of thrashy cowboy coolness.
A keyboard launches this rhythmic and kinda cool song. The Keys are not the focus exactly, yet they dominate in a playful but chilly way. Not melodic, but unusual and interesting, with a sense of mystery.
Tribal drums thunder under a riffin' spy-ish song with a catchy rhythm and relentless guitar line. The continuous nature of the lead riff creates a nervous energy in "Racin' Sidecars" that hints at the dangers of the ride. Mighty cool!
Rock 'n' roll's godfather Link Wray gave guitarists their anthem, and hundreds have committed it to tape. This is a loud and monstrous take, with less emphasis on the sustained drama and more on the loud part. Big throb and trauma center action.
The Vaqueros' chunky "80 Foot Wave" is slowed a bit and reverbed to the max. Great glissandoes and twang ride atop a solid backtrack. Dueling guitars char the silence on this fine surf track!