Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: A Fresh Selection
|This collection features mostly British punk-wave bands from the Fresh label, recorded between 1979 and 1980. Some artists you may recognize (UK Decay, Cuddly Toys, Bernie Torme, Wilko Johnson, The Wall, the Art Attacks), other not. Among the hidden charms of this album is a garage cover of Hawaii Five-O.|
Picks: Hawaii Five-O
Track by Track Review
Bass driven, this tune has an almost Ben Vaughn-like melody, with an ominous overtone. The sax and keyboard harmonies are nice, as is the Middle Eastern key solos. This is a sure fire pleasure craft. This tune could easily be adapted to a band like Planet Seven, or Los Straitjackets.