Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
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artworkNow, this is a cool release. There are but two instros, one so-so, and one on the nifty side, but there are also some previously unreleased tracks from the Sonics and others. After all these years and countless vault purges of Kent Morrill's archives, there still remain gems like true stereo full length versions of the Sonics' "Psycho," an alternate version of "The Witch" with extra lead guitar and echoed vocal, and some always great to hear tracks like the Wailers' raucous "Out Of Our Tree" and "Louie Louie." So, 4 stars for vital real rock 'n' roll with a couple of instros for good measure.
Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, Black Widow

Track by Track Review

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Frat (Instrumental)

This is a jam based on the "Night Train" riff. It has all the earmarks of a Northwest rocker - jazzy guitar, swirling console organ, solid bass, and great drums.

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Near Surf (Instrumental)

The Bootmen seem to have modeled this after some of the Viceroys' work. "Black Widow" features near surf guitar with a little reverb and shallow vibrato, great tribal drums, Leslie organ, and an in-sync bass line. It's very simple, yet despite its repetitious nature, satisfying.