Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Runnin' On Fumesdotdotdotdot
artworkWell, most of the garage stuff here should stay in the garage, but the instros are another story. Five grungy, swampy wonders!
Picks: Davie Allan and the Arrows - Encounter, Man Or Astro-MAN? - 4000,000. 37 Miles (Breaking the Sanity Barrier), Mudhoney - Fuzz Gun 2001, Blues for Stoner, Southern Culture On The Skids - Tidewater Jack

Track by Track Review


Davie Allan and the Arrows - Encounter dotdotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Big distorted drama, thundering power, and ultra suave string bending... it doesn't get much better than this! Heavy, dark, richly textured, and thundering!

Man Or Astro-MAN? - 4000,000. 37 Miles (Breaking the Sanity Barrier) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thundering Man Or Astro-MAN? rockin' and riffing with great drums and intense twango. Warbly whammy and a relentless melody riff. Dark and dangerous, but very repetitious.

Mudhoney - Fuzz Gun 2001 dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Fuzz Gun 2001" fades in with feedback and a mysterious melody riff. Giant drums and nasty tone finish off this huge track. The title is apropos, with the guitar sometimes approaching the dirtiness of Davie Allan's guitar on his In The Red sessions. This is melodic in a very threatening sense.

Mudhoney - Blues for Stoner dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a heavy, very Davie Allan-ish number, but darker and sludgier. Who would imagine that perennial grunge mongers Mudhoney could or would do something like this? dark and menacing, and thoroughly demented!

Southern Culture On The Skids - Tidewater Jack dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Tremolo shimmer and great drums make for a very cool fuzzy instro. While it's not complex, it has a sort of Link Wray feel to it. This is quite a nice track, with strong edge and tribal drums.