Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Neil Young Meets Buffalo Springfield And The Squiresdotdotdot
artworkThis bootleg includes the two sides of Neil Young's single when he was with his first band The Squires.
Picks: The Squires - The Sultan, Aurora

Track by Track Review


The Sultan dotdotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This is a great single. The sound is like a cross between the Shadows and surf, with cheesy gong bashing out middle eastern incense for the ears. The main part of the melody line is similar to the Torquays' "Escondido." Some high note picking completes the track. It's a splendid obscuro, with charm and real pre surf sensibilities.

Aurora dotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

Dark vibrato and some chamber reverb brings this pretty close to the surf envelope. Not as interesting as the A-side, but still a solid find. "Aurora" grows on you after a few listenings, with its merger of Jet Harris and Tony Meehan sounds with pre surf.