Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Scum Of The Earth Vol. 1
|A slab of garage tracks, some cool, some not, plus three instros.|
Picks: The Motivations - The Birds
Track by Track Review
Mad Mike and the Maniacs - The Hunch
This is totally weird. Mostly it's a one chord frat rocker, with up glissandos between verses and shouts of "let's do the hunch" from Mad Mike. If not for the grinding glissandos, it would not stick in ram.
Cool semi surf riff with really cool effects from the echo plex and the outboard reverb, and a menacing meanness. The chunky damped surf rhythm guitar keeps it in focus, and the drums provide the thunder. Very cool track.
The Opposite Six are covering the Bob Vaught version right down to the shouts, but with pumping organ added. It's very garagy, mono, lo-fi. There are many better versions, though this is one incredibly rare.