Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Keb Darge and Cut Chemist Present Lost and Found Rockabilly and Jump Bluesdotdotdot
artworkThis collection of tracks intended as a DJ source contains a few intros of note.
Picks: The Four Playboys - Jungle Stomp, The Planet Rockers - Batteroo, The Scarlets - Stampede, Link Wray and his Raymen - Run Chicken Run

Track by Track Review


Jungle Stomp dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Jungle calls and a very cool rhythm rumbling under a minimal surf guitar. This is pretty murky, but it must have been really cool. There's plenty of super high muted reverb, maybe even behind the bridge. It undulates and dribbles and splashes. That long very slow glissando is just too cool!

Cotton Pickin' dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Not a drop more than a rock jam. Sax, guitar progressions, pumpin' piano... There ya go - that's it!

Batteroo dotdotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

This is a modern rockabilly romp with spunk and dark twang. "Batteroo" ports infectious rhythm and energy for sure! Big guitar charm and intensity rule!

Stampede dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Here it is, boys and girls. The original thrash out that's been covered by so many of the modern rockabilly / psychobilly bands. It's echoed, reverbed, piano tinkled, and a bit too muddy, but it certainly carries the energy, and it's easy to hear why so many have covered it. High energy, infectious progressions, cool pomp-n-stomp' tribal drums, raw sax, and throbbing bass. It's all here.

Run Chicken Run dotdotdotdot
Original Chicken Bop (Instrumental)

If this isn't the first chicken scratch record, it's damn close to it. If any record defined the Planet Rockers-Los Straitjackets-Eddie Angel sound-to-be, this is it. Fast, chicken pickin' cluckery, grindy edge, and intensely hot guitar magic in a simple structure that just plain grabs you. remember, this is 35 years old.