Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Centurys - Man With The Golden Arm c/w Lonely Heart
|This is a fine single! It was recorded at the legendary Kay Bank studio in Minneapolis. Personally, I think the b-side outflanks the a-side.|
Picks: Man With The Golden Arm, Lonely Heart
Track by Track Review
This is a splendid spy-surf arrangement of Elmer Bernstein's film theme. There are ample changes along the way that keep this fresh, while the aural consistency maintains continuity. Splendid tone and balance, with chemistry.
"Lonely Heart" is just plain cool! It sports infectious energy and rhythm, and excellent playing. The fluid melody is happy and rich, and the tone here is surf, while the rhythm track is midwest rock. Whammy chords and reverb!