Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Car Theives - 3 Songs 2 Songsdotdotdot
artworkLo fi grind from a band with ample oomph, and a flair for noisy carport delivery. Nearly boombox quality. I have to say that more of these tracks would be picks if they were better recorded. (They spelled their name, not me).
Picks: Theives Take Gas, So What, Shake-N-Stomp, Baby Elephant Walk, Too Slow To Surf

Track by Track Review


Theives Take Gas dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

The progression based tune has a charm and rhythmic attraction, as well as a surf crash sensibility.

So What dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Dramatic, edgy, and desperately seeking a microphone, this would be well served if better recorded. Grindy, thrashing drums, and a Link Wray in the garage sensibility.

Shake-N-Stomp dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

The Dickster's post "Surf Beat" grinder, with a clear target on the block party. A ton of edge, a sneak assault, and a surf crasher.

Baby Elephant Walk dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Having fun with Henry Mancini's film theme, more surfy than Davie Allan's versions, but sloppily delivered. Can you say "party?"

Too Slow To Surf dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Well, it's truly plodding, accented with reverby guitar lines, and based on a riffola.