Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|These 4 demos are pulled from the CopperTones' website. The two original studio tracks are the most interesting, though much work needs to be done on the production values.|
Picks: Hava Nagila, Hot Doggin', Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, Undertow
Track by Track Review
One of Dick Dale's arrangements of "Hava Nagila" morphed just slightly into the CopperTones mold. Very straight forward, but enjoyable. The slow to a stop break is interesting.
An adventurous and upbeat song with a friendly melody and dramatic bridge. It's more chord-dependent than most surf instros, and is engaging. "Hot Doggin'" is not the Astronauts' song.
Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
Based on the Ventures' arrangement, "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" is energy driven and spunky. The audio is cruddy and distorted on this live take, which sounds like an audience recording, but the performance is good.
Another trashy live recording of a song that's a progression rocker, more rock than surf in style. The crowd seems to like it, and it's pretty gutsy.