Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: The Raging Teens Volume 4dotdotdot
artworkVolume 4 contains three instros among a bunch of obscure small label rockers. They'd been comped before, but not really cleaned up like this. A cool addition to the library.
Picks: The Angels - Buck Shot, Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers - Madness, Weird

Track by Track Review


The Angels - Buck Shot dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Buck Shot" is a minor backwoods rager, with presurf chord twang and a simple riff that verges on dangerous. While the sound is pretty thin, you can imagine a nasty live intensity.

Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers - Madness dotdotdotdot
Primitive Rock (Instrumental)

Most of Bob Vidone's instrumentals are rough rockin' monsters with a raw and primal appeal. masked by the crude recording, they none the less shine through the murk of the indistinct engineering to deliver the essence of early rock 'n' roll the way it was practiced in small town America during the late fifties. "Madness" is not very melodic, but it is pretty darn intense. It was released as by Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers and as by the (Original) Rhythm Rockers.

Bob Vidone and the Rhythm Rockers - Weird dotdotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

Tremolo is the operative word. Dark throbbing fuzzy tremolo sax, a gloomy funeral beat, booming bass, and tremolo guitar dangerously ooze horror and raspy danger. This superb 1958 single was originally issued on Fernwood 1003 c/w "Going My Way," also an instrumental