Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: The Dunedin Sounddotdotdotdot
artworkIn October 2000, a who's who in New Zealand rock 'n' roll festival was held, featuring many of the bands that KFJC has relished over the past 20 years. We decided to put together a remote broadcast of the event, live as it happened. Heading up the sound contingent was Grawer, who recorded and mixed the bands. This CD is compiled from those tapes, and is available as a special fundraising premium from KFJC only. 24 tracks from 12 artists, including the Chills, the Clean, Dead C, the Renderers, and the Verlaines. It's not just an astounding document, it also sports some instro work as well. It's not surf, but the instros are very cool, and the Clean's "Fish" started life as a surfable jangle instro.
Picks: Untitled, Theme Song, Fish, At The Bottom

Track by Track Review

Untitled dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

This 10 minute psychedelic jam is very thick and grodie. More about feedback and noise than music, yet powerful and destructive in a disturbed way.

Theme Song dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Edgy and dark, gloomy and fully engaged in a nonmelodic sandpaper abrasion of the silence, moving from harsh to softly subtle, and then back again. Angular and uneasy.

Fish dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a splendid semi-surfy instro from a period during the eighties when instros were pretty darn rare. It is chord driven, and a good tune. It has plenty of body and interest. Teisco Del Rey used to like this, and wondered for quite a while where it came from. The answer is "here."

At The Bottom dotdotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Another melodic instro with a heaviness conveyed by the delicacy of the playing. This has a coastal feel to it, but it's definitely an after dark kinda song. It's edgy and angular, and goes through a series of changes that develop it into an experience of aquatic proportions. Some fine double picking and echoed chops, plus feedback and disturbed howls.