Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Rock From The Other Side Vol. 5dotdotdot
artworkThis is a bootleg comp comprised principally of Australian and New Zealand singles from the late fifties and early sixties. Three instros grace the comp.
Picks: (Everybody Loves) Saturday Night, Geronimo, Crossfire

Track by Track Review


(Everybody Loves) Saturday Night dotdotdot
Near Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is a rockin' sax instro from Australia or New Zealand circa 1962. It wails and grumbles with a nasty sax edge, which provides a hard idea of what a real rock 'n' roll Saturday night might have been like. Some surf-ish guitar chords carry the break, piano rolls and plinks, and Johnny and the Hurricanes style organ tweakery completes the picture.

Geronimo dotdotdot
Near Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is the Shadows' song, though it has elements of surf in the guitar tone that set it apart from the plethora of Shadows clones. An infectious rhythm and excellent guitar playing, with a sense of the curl. Quite nice!

Crossfire dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Johnny and the Hurricanes' rockin' "Crossfire" is adequately covered, though with nothing different to set it apart. Tuff and edgy as required, and pumpin' with danger.