Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Aliens, Psychos, And Wild Things Volume 3dotdotdot
artworkTwo instros are here, at opposite ends of the disc. The first is an excellent example of how surf really didn't just disappear as the charts might lead you to believe. The second is more or less filler.
Picks: The Shades LTD - Frog Hunt On Mars

Track by Track Review


The Shades LTD - Frog Hunt On Mars dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Frog Hunt On Mars" is a semi-psychedelic surf instro with a moody sound. The lead guitar is gently modulated, while the rhythm is reverbed. It's a mid tempo piece that's jammy in the psychedelic way that garage bands often used. Not overly melodic, but very cool!

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Rock (Instrumental)

This is a pop psych exercise in weirdness, warbles, and electronics. It doesn't really have a melody, but the rhythm track is cool and the foreground keys in stereo sound like they were added after the band left. Interesting and hazy, as was the way it was then.