Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Bay Area Explosion #1dotdot
artworkTrack 11 bares fruit with the first CD outing from Sunnyvale's raging speed surf artistes the Torpedoes, who have graced our air waves in a live broadcast, as well as opened Summer Surf II. The rest of the music on this comp is, how shall we say diplomatically... widely disparate music ranging from successful to not. San Jose's GI Productions compiled 16 regional bands doing various things to audio tape.
Picks: Tarantula

Track by Track Review

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Surf-n-Skate (Instrumental)

The performance is spirited, and may well be from Summer Surf or a live KFJC show. If it is, however, it's been heavily post produced with muddy results, considering how hot their sound actually is. It's a good track, and Brian Pool's skill at picking is keeping up with his manic pace.