Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Conrad and the Hurricane Strings - Hurricane c/w Sweet Love
|This is a great obscurity from a surfband born of a Dutch expatriate who the was a member of the Indo rock band The Rocking Yings from Amsterdam. This is not indo rock - it's serious surf. This is the Era issues when they picked it up from Daytone. These tracks were recorded by Paul Buff and Frank Zappa.|
Picks: Hurricane, Sweet Love
Track by Track Review
"Hurricane" is a rhythmic number with a splendid little melody riff and a gutty sound. Great drums and twangin' guitar. While fairly basic, this is really quite infectious. It's the drums and the guitar lines that make it well worth checking out. Ontario, California's Conrad and the Hurricane Strings cut just one set of tracks at Pal with Paul Buff and Frank Zappa, issued on two different labels.
This is a lovely slow number with an almost steel guitar sound. Romantic drama and a gentle flow with an island surf sound. "Sweet Love" is very pretty and easy on the soul.