Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Merry X-mas Dammit from the Double Down Saloondotdotdot
artworkMerry 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 dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

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... dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"God Rest Ye..." is grumbly with flash glissandos. Dribbly and reverb bound, it's charged with garage angst.