Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Storydotdotdot
artworkScream Loud!!! The Fenton Story is a very cool two CD set of tracks from the Fenton label. A few instros rise above a solid slice of American garage. Take note of The Mussies "12 O'Clock July."
Picks: The Mussies - 12 O'Clock July, The Quests - Psychic

Track by Track Review


The Chancellors - 5 Minus 3 dot
Garage Organ (Instrumental)

Fast and garagy, "5 Minus 3" is neither mathematical nor very interesting. Just a riff rocker from a garage somewhere. Organ lead.

The Mussies - 12 O'Clock July dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"12 O'Clock July" is a fuzzy ripper of a cover of Link Wray's "Jack The Ripper." This is all garage, and all cool! It has a busy drum solo and some cool muted echo pre-psych jammin' too! I'm quite sure Link would like this.

The Quests - Psychic dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Beautiful surf chords open to whammy chords and just enough weirdness to be interesting, and not enough to be quirky. Kinda muddy, yet charming. The reverb, the guitar chops, the bass and drums... it all adds up here to a very cool obscuro.