Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Cordelia Sampler #3dotdotdot
artworkA bunch of tracks from the Cordelia label, including 7 instrumentals.
Picks: Forgot To Put The Chain On Baxter, I Walk The Lion, Bees, Margery Is Dead, I Am The Walrus, Help!, Sleigh Ride

Track by Track Review


Forgot To Put The Chain On Baxter dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fuzz, organ, bass thunder and great drums. "Forgot To Put The Chain On Baxter" is a thickly textured progressional track with a somewhat dramatic build up, much like film scores. Sometimes intense, often commanding.

I Walk The Lion dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Bouncy and direct, "I Walk The Lion" is a sunny afternoon carefree surf instro with a groovy melody line and an infectious open road beat. Nice stuff!

Bees dotdotdot
Guitar Sax Duet (Instrumental)

Repeated sample citing "bees" provides part of the rhythm under a guitar-sax duet with a curious disturbed surfability... like maybe if Captain Beefheart went surfing with Frank Zappa and Creed Taylor.

Margery Is Dead dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Margery Is Dead" is a light hearted rock song with a poppy edge and playful melody. It invokes images of dolls and child play.

I Am The Walrus dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This relatively non melodic song doesn't hold up very well instrumentally, though a glissando or two give it a surf feel. Tuff guitar and love for the Fab Four prevails.

Help! dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Whirling organ and guitar trade lead duty in this easy rock version of the Beatles classic. Handclaps and the sort of light approach mall organs employ gives this an innocent sound.

Sleigh Ride dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A really fun rhythm, great drums, and a cheesy organ portray Christmas as if it's fifty years ago. "Sleigh Ride" is very nicely done, and certainly fit for family gift exchanges.