Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Bikini-Mania Videodotdotdot
artworkThese are the videos that come with the Bikini-Mania release. One is an actual production, one is a credit list, and the rest are live footage, which displays a performer with excellent stage presence and skill, backed by very capable sidemen.
Picks: Big Mascara - Pet Sematary, Mascara Del Mar And His Dragon Surfers - La Española, The Remoras - Skirfir, Sr. Bikini - Fuera Ropa, La Arena, Misterio, Que es Bikini-Mania, Los Twangers - Carnivora

Track by Track Review


Big Mascara - Pet Sematary dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a raucous live performance of The Ramones' "Pet Sematary," with no shortage of power and coolness. The audio is distorted on the lower end, and squished via AGC, but it's a splendid testimony to Big Mascara's live prowess.

Mascara Del Mar And His Dragon Surfers - La Española dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a superb song, and the performance is dynamic and aggressive. Mascara Del Mar And His Dragon Surfers rock hard in this exciting show. Very cool!

The Remoras - Skirfir dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a moody track with a dark image and big whammy chords. "Skirfir" is on the spy side, with twang and mystery.

Sr. Bikini - Fuera Ropa dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Simple and pounding in a fraternity party way, "Fuera Ropa" gets the crowd up. This basic frat rocker is enhanced significantly by the dancer's obvious appointments, uncovered through the magic of unbuttoning. Great drumming!

Sr. Bikini - La Arena dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

What looks like 10,000 people are swaying and cheering as Sr. Bikini plays "La Arena." The loveliness of the song seems to hypnotize the crowd. Very cool!

Sr. Bikini - Misterio dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a produced video for "Misterio." Pure surf with whammy and island sensibilities. Some of the coolness of sixties Mexican rock 'n' roll strained through the sensibilities of Los Straitjackets give this fine track and interesting quality. Excellent!

Sr. Bikini - Que es Bikini-Mania
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a credit video. Footage rolls by under the list of who did what on the production of the disc.

Los Twangers - Carnivora dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Plenty of spunk is in evidence as Los Twangers romp through "Carnivora." Great fun to watch.