Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hitsdotdot
artworkThis is one in a series of strange comps from the Pittsburgh, PA scene. It has only regional limits, certainly not genre. There's some ho-hum, some moderately interesting, some surf influences, and some cutesy material. No liner notes at all. The one sided front insert in blank on the back.
Picks: Send-Di (Boss Part 2), 69, Bull Fight, Get It, Fried Onions, Big Bo's Twist

Track by Track Review


Send-Di (Boss Part 2) dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Send-Di (Boss Part 2)" sounds like a cross between Lonnie Mack and Bo Diddley, with vibrato riffs and tribal beats. It has an optimistic throb, and while there's no melody, it's still pretty infectious.

69 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A surf progression and reverb, with a chunky chord set, and occasional utterances of "69." No melody, but what do you expect from the other coast. It's barely the sort of thing that a band might warm up with. It even ends like they weren't all sure it was time. Fun and chunky, but miles from essential. The source on this track is a 45.

Bull Fight dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Shouts accent this damped dry choppy Spanish thing. Its percussive attach creates an infectious rhythmic feel, with a few chorus parts. It's Latin, infectious, and fun. Not a surf riff in sight, but still cool.

Get It dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Like a weird frat party variation on the Charades Band's "Get It" with a strong to Barrett Strong's "Money" and not much more than a riff and tribal thunder accented by adolescent screams and chunky shouts of "Get It." Party down, "and don't forget to wear white tonight."

Fried Onions dotdot
R&B (Instrumental)

This track is much a derivative fifties R&B thing, with a sleazy progression and no melody. You might expect from the title some influence from "Green Onions," but there is none. It likely predates it.

Big Bo's Twist dot
R&B (Instrumental)

A minimally interesting R&B progression. B-side fare.