Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Split: The Ready Men Meet The Yetti-Mendotdotdotdot
artworkThis split single from two bygone legends is a delight. The sad thing is that Billy Miller neglected to add any liners, so only those in the know will understand what is in their hand. Both bands were rawkus early 60s garage surf bands from the Midwest's phenomenal scene. These recordings are very rare. The Ready Men were a Trashmen caliber powerhouse band. "Shortnin' Bread" is a "Surfin' Bird"-esq vocal. The Yetti-Men were also very hot. "My Baby Left Me" is a similar period rant.
Picks: The Ready Men - Disintegration, The Yetti-Men - Breaktime

Track by Track Review


The Ready Men - Disintegration dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Readymen were a Minnesota band that played a lot of Surf instros. "Disintegration" is a raver that remained unreleased until last year. Their writing was good, and their performances were spirited. The main riff is a basic surf progression, with jam-like break action. It's rhythmic and energetic, but not very melodic. Raw primal teen surf.

The Yetti-Men - Breaktime dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Breaktime" is a cool riff oriented rock instro. While raucous and frat rockin' fun, it's nothing special.