Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits
|This 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)" 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.
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.
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.
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."
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
A minimally interesting R&B progression. B-side fare.