Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: B-Movie Braindotdotdotdot
artworkThe Zombie Surfers do a couple of very cool surf originals while the Chaos Killers create some beat club sleaze, and the Hellbenders deliver the pasta. This whole comp is so much fun to listen to. All the tracks are catchy and humorous. A great buy! From the same city that Snake-Out / The Fuknotz ruled with their indie label Wanghead With Lips. Is their a connection? I think so.
Picks: Pitchfork, Transylvania Surf, Get Smart, The Man From CONTROL, Human Jungle, Manhunt, For A Few Dollars More, The Magnificent Seven, The Big Gundown

Track by Track Review

Pitchfork dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Wow! Heavy double picked guitar and tune reminiscent of the Hollywood Surfers' "King Of the Stomp," honkin' sax and all. Minimal melody, mostly a progression, but grindy and low-down cool.

Transylvania Surf dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Opening with a Dracula voice, it's a lot like the studio stuff produced in LA during the sixties, but with more tightness and edge. A cool tune. The sax work is quite appropriate.

Get Smart dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sax and thin guitar, with that Neil Hefty sound, honky horn section and a movie jazz feel.

The Man From CONTROL dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sounding a bit like a GT Stringer precursor, this track has a lot of cool honkin' sax and spy guitar. Really fun.

Human Jungle dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Organ melody over a spy guitar progression, and some ominous sax goings on. Repetitious, but quite soundtrack-like. Low down and grodie, in a sleazy club way.

Manhunt dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fifties beat R&B strip joint drink sellin' rockin' saxy grind, midtempo.

For A Few Dollars More dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Get out the spaghetti fork and start twirling the noodles, cuz this lineup is just the best Spaghetti Western band ever! The near Jews harp second guitar is totally cool in the intro. The rolling drum-bass thing carries it down the road. Somewhat dry sounds, whammy action, and totally infectious arranging make this work really well.

The Magnificent Seven dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Marlboro Man rides across the painted desert chasin' those doggies... dry sounds and not-quite Al Caiola guitar tones pull it together.

The Big Gundown dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Trotting bass lines under twin guitar lines accented with stinging plucks... very cool number. It rings has mega Southwest feel, and invokes images of galloping riders in longcoats and wide brim hats. Bitchin'.