Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Fiesta! Fiesta! Fiesta! Promodotdotdot
artworkThis is a nice promotional set with three Mexican bands. I don't know what's in the water in Mexico, but there sure are a lot of promising bands! Skualos Surf Power Trio contribute 4 surf instros, Los Vibradores add 3 plus a vocal, and Surfin Caramba offer up 4 vocals.
Picks: Skualos Surf Power Trio - Out Of Control, Pilsen Helada, Completo a 350, Los Vibradores - El Electrico, El Brillo Lascivo En Los Ojos , Lo Que No Se Vio Ni Se Escucho

Track by Track Review


Skualos Surf Power Trio - Out Of Control dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a totally garaged out cover of The Crossfires' "Out Of Control." The title sure says it, with the band playing with abandon and high energy, but not a lot of chemistry.

Skualos Surf Power Trio - Aqacp dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a romping track with a lot of energy and an interesting melody riff. The drums drive hard, and while it seems a bit sloppy, "Aqacp" is lots of fun.

Skualos Surf Power Trio - Pilsen Helada dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Pilsen Helada" is relatively unchanging verse to verse. The breaks are more engaging, with strong drums and original ideas.

Skualos Surf Power Trio - Completo a 350 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a dark riffer with an unusual guitar line. While it's not exactly melodic, it conveys garage charm and coastal sun. "Completo a 350" is interesting, though the lead guitar goes out of tune half way through.

Los Vibradores - El Electrico dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"El Electrico" is a garage surf number with a cool melody riff and some genuine surf action. Somewhat crude, but darn enjoyable.

Los Vibradores - El Brillo Lascivo En Los Ojos dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Bordering on heavy double picked with edgy tremolo throb and echoed intensity, "El Brillo Lascivo En Los Ojos " seems like it's meant for a brutal ride as a storm threatens. A bit riffy or maybe jammy, yet petty solid.

Los Vibradores - Lo Que No Se Vio Ni Se Escucho dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Lo Que No Se Vio Ni Se Escucho" is a slow and spooky number with a rainy heart. The bass is brooding, and the tone very sad. Nice drum work adds gentle drama. A very cool track that straddles surf and early psych.