Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Legendary Hot Rod Hits Volume 2dotdot
Three volumes make up a better than average supermarket/as seen on TV collection. What makes it worth a mention is the inclusion of several of the more obscure/authentic surf/rod instros among the vocal mung. Liners are completely void of any info at all - printed on just one side. The box has no data either.
Picks: Eddie and the Showmen - Squad Car, The String-A-Longs - Wheels

Track by Track Review


Eddie and the Showmen - Squad Car dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is THEE Eddie & the Showmen song, and their second single. Written by Paul Johnson, it totally shreds. The best news is it finally appears in stereo.

The String-A-Longs - Wheels dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Ain't no surf here, and barely hot rod. It's melodic, fluid, and borders on MOR. "Wheels" is closer to the Norman Petty Trio than the Fireballs or Buddy Holly. It is a very pretty quasi rock piece with an infectious melody line and arrangement. It was a Billboard hit in 1960 on Warwick, the same label that brought us Johnny and the Hurricanes. It peaked at number 3. Not bad for a guitar instro. This is a Norman Petty composition.