Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Hotrod Weekenddotdotdot
artworkThis Dutch release from vinyl sources includes 4 instros, two of which are surf (both sides of the Breakers' classic obscuro). Among the notable vocals with a surf edge are Donnie and Diane's very cool "Hotrod Weekend" and the Regalls' "Nobody's Guy."
Picks: Super Jet Rumble, Back Up And Push, Beachhead, Vibrate

Track by Track Review


Super Jet Rumble dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Super Jet Rumble" is a great obscuro, opening with pounding tom toms and a jet roaring overhead. The main riff is classic period surf, with a catchy line and punchy rhythm. Powerful, totally infectious and groovy.

Back Up And Push dotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

Piano and guitar rock with a catchy riff and a lumbering pace. "Back Up And Push" passes between typical fifties B-side rock and not quite surf. Beyond a riff rocker, with great piano plinkery.

Beachhead dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the B-side to the Breakers' better known surf obscuro "Jet Stream." It's a basic surf riff, not particularly out of the ordinary, though it does seem to stick with you. Solid surf AABA tune, with plenty of energy and reverb.

Vibrate dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Basic riff rockin' instro fare, with a catchy progression and a near-boogie beat. Pretty fun, but not particularly memorable.