Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Merry X-mas Dammit from the Double Down Saloon
|Merry X-mas Dammit from the Double Down Saloon is a slab of holiday songs from bands that have appeared at The Double Down Saloon. Two of the bands are surfbands.|
Picks: The Bomboras - Little Drummer Boy , Thee Swank Bastards - Carol Of The Bells, God Rest Ye...
Track by Track Review
The Bomboras - Little Drummer Boy
This is a dark, grumbling version of a Christmas classic. It's a rousing performance in desperate mono. Only slightly better than lo-fi, but chock full of spunk and splash! Very hot!
Thee Swank Bastards - Carol Of The Bells
Thee Swank Bastards gently stroll through this holiday classics. "Carol Of The Bells" is slow and deluxe, with grumbling bass and tasteful drums.
Thee Swank Bastards - God Rest Ye...
"God Rest Ye..." is grumbly with flash glissandos. Dribbly and reverb bound, it's charged with garage angst.