Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Born Bad - Volume 5dotdotdot
artworkThis from-vinyl series collects songs influencing the Cramps sort of. This volume includes three instros.
Picks: Chop Suey Rock, Rompin', Storm Warning

Track by Track Review

Chop Suey Rock dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A sorta oriental riff and a basic fifties sound, with the sax in the lead and the piano pumping.

Rompin' dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The guitar tone is in the pre-surf groove, hinting of reverb to come. The backtrack is basic one chord rockin' jive. No melody, just a riff and some chunk, and a chorus so you don't get bored. The sax in the break is both nasty and restrained.

Storm Warning dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dr. John before he morphed into the Night Tripper plays a trashy heavily vibratoed riff rocker. Very primitive in a Bo Diddley kinda way, with lots of flare and pizzazz. Great throbbing rhythm.