Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Fury-Mental [20 Hot Instrumentals]dotdotdot
artworkThis is a great collection of surf, surfabilly, and rockabilly instros, spanning quite a time span, all from the last decade. the artwork would lead you to believe it was all rockabilly twang bop, but there is a surprising amount of surf and surfable music here. A good buy, and it's pretty cheap to!
Picks: The Surfin' Gorilla, Friction, Rhythm Riot, Fury, Mooncrest, Warpath, Bronco Loco, Strollin' Guitar, Mohawk Twist, Green Jeans, Stampede, Stiletto, Dinosaur, Lockjaw, Rattlesnake, Roswell Crash, Gypsy Beat, Invitation To Death, Haunted Highway, Run Chicken Run

Track by Track Review


The Surfin' Gorilla dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Hot Dick Dale-ish guitar and lots of glissandoes, plus a trumpet way in the back. Very cool. The gentle break adds deluxity to an already great track.

Friction dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A sax dominated fifties instro squank.

Rhythm Riot dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chord progression rockabilly with a slow vibrato lead riff. Infectious and super simple.

Fury dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tom toms and whammy shimmer on the low-E, surfy twang and glissandoes. The tom toms suck you in. It is rhythmic and pristine.

Mooncrest dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Glissandoes and a basic surf progression. It's surfy, though pretty darn dry.

Warpath dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fifties whammy with that pre-surf feel and a grodie guitar.

Bronco Loco dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This lies somewhere between John Barry, the Shadows, and surf lap steel. The fiddles are too cool!

Strollin' Guitar dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A standard fifties slow guitar boogie instro.

Mohawk Twist dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Out of print for a millennium, it's a cool super simple grinder with mid-eighties surfisms.

Green Jeans dotdotdot
Shadows (Instrumental)

Atlantics twang on green slowness with added (?). Fast and inspired, with demented guitar echo. "Green Jeans" is a rockabilly translation of "Green Sleeves." Infectious twango.

Stampede dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Raw basic fifties version. Thin sound.

Stiletto dotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

Basic progression and honky sax. A fifties number than has no direction.

Dinosaur dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big slow grindy Link Wray cow bell cool fifties instro.

Lockjaw dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A cool upright bass and twangy lead guitar. Chicken bop chops, simple, and almost melody free. Chunky, quite fun, and intense.

Rattlesnake dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Link Wray with super simple melody free chunk.

Roswell Crash dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Whammy and twang and surprisingly cool cardboard drum sound. A very simple progression accented with whammy stingers.

Gypsy Beat dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cool melody/progression and pregnant guitar tones. A mystic and haunting mid tempo instro.

Invitation To Death dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sax and fifties guitar, and way too much tape echo. Just an R&B jam.

Haunted Highway dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow vibrato and stinging whammy create a haunted magic. Very nifty! It sports a simple melody, but has a certain magic.

Run Chicken Run dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chicken bop and chunka chunka rockabilly magic. Nice, but not remarkable.