Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Cannibals - In Bed With
|The Cannibals develop short surf instros in a trad style. The best track here is the last and most melodic, I think. Interesting and fresh material... looking forward to a whole CD from these guys.|
Picks: A Joyful Evening At Cannibal Mama's, Slaught-o-rama, Showdown, Manhunt, Hot Rod Walk, Eat Her Up
Track by Track Review
A Joyful Evening At Cannibal Mama's
The Cannibals produce an short and interesting tune in a basic AB format. The riffs in the A part yield to a much more melodic B part. It certainly could be flesh out out to become a solid trad AABA number. That's just a comment, because it works well as is. Nicely written and crunchy, with lots of reverb and low-E growl in the A part, and fine infectious melody sounding so summer adventurous in the B part.
Chord jammin' big raunch reverb rockin'... The B part features flying double picked guitar.
Somewhat ominous chords and riffs give cause for concern to all who don't head the warning. A bit of whistling over a bass solo is a nifty touch. Unusual and pretty cool.
Reverb crash opens... nervous double picked guitar jams, bad guys growl, and then the rhythm runs away with the break. Splashy chase scene stuff.
A solid grumbly riff and big twang whammy, varied in drive and volume from verse to verse. The guitar-organ duet is nice, and even the organ solo in the middle is nicely done. Groovy track.
"Eat Her Up" is a melodic track with a debt to sixties pop and ringing surf guitar. Infectious and open road friendly, this flows with the natural rhythm of the waves and sunny days. I think this is the best of the set, due to the fine melody and more clarity in the sound.