Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Simon Chardiet - Bug Bite Daddydotdotdot
artworkSimon Chardiet is the former front man of Simon & the Bar Sinisters. This is a cool CD full of punk-edged bar rock, rockabilly, surf, and blues, all pummeled into submission my Simon's attack. Check out the instros, their pretty cool, especially Rik-A-Tic. All the Simon & the Bar Sinisters tracks are here, finally on CD!
Picks: Surf Octopus, Have Love Will Travel, Rik-A-Tic, Panic Button, Run Chicken Run, Goldfinger, Dr. No, Attack Of The Little Ones, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Attack Of The Little Ones

Track by Track Review


Surf Octopus dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Cool semi surf instro with an infectious feel, great drums, and whammy.

Have Love Will Travel dotdotdot
Punk R&B (Vocal)

A nifty cover of Richard Berry's follow up to "Louie Louie"

Rik-A-Tic dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

An edgie version of the Fireballs tune that the Lively Ones did so well. Seems to be a bit rushed or uses a simplified/minimized melody line, but it's a fun track.

Panic Button dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

The Fireballs tune done with edge and without any of the subtlety of the original. Bluesy and cool.

Run Chicken Run dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Link Wray fun in the garage.

Goldfinger dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Edgy surfy garage version of the spy flick theme. Nice.

Dr. No dotdotdotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

That theme... minimal garage version.

Attack Of The Little Ones dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Discordant surf garage swellness. makes you nervous just listening to it. It's a surf nightmare, like sitting on your board waiting for the waves that just aren't coming, drifting off, and glancing over your shoulder just in time to see a ten foot face about to pummel you but you can't move...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly dotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

Relatively one dimensional cover of a commonly recorded tune.

Attack Of The Little Ones dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Discordant surf garage swellness. makes you nervous just listening to it. It's a surf nightmare, like sitting on your board waiting for the waves that just aren't coming, drifting off, and glancing over your shoulder just in time to see a ten foot face about to pummel you but you can't move...