Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Psycho Serenade
|Mostly, Psycho Serenade has a bunch of crap tracks on it, though if you're in the market for ancient trash, this will please your fancy. Low brow and low quality.|
Picks: Ganimian and His Orientals - Come With Me To The Casbah
Track by Track Review
The Bobby Stantons Sextet - Scree.....Argh
Jammin' organ and frat guitar, with pounding drums and goofy laughs and growls over the top. "Scree.....Argh" is all frat rockin' weirdness. Not a drop of serious in its blood.
Ganimian and His Orientals - Come With Me To The Casbah
"Come With Me To The Casbah" is perhaps the least really traditionally based of Ganimian's recordings, yet is so very archetypal of the genre's influence on jungle, exotica, and primitive rock'n'roll. This song has been covered by many modern bands with a variety of outcomes. This original version is just superb. The apparent tongue-in-cheek song and arrangement is both fun and sensual, exotic and strip club trashy. It is perhaps the perfect melding of the orient's pulsating sensuality and western fun. The single version opens with a slow acoustic oud progression, a spoken invitation, and a scream. Simply superb!
The Social Outcasts - Mad
Goofy voicings pretending to be bird calls outweigh the gentle guitar instro underneath. Sort of island holiday, or maybe Mediterranean adventure in a stoner's zoo.