Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Shut Downdotdot
artworkYikes! It all begins with the Beach Boys, slides down into Jan and Dean, and drops to the bottom of the barrel with Bert Convy's "Chicken," plus there's Robert Mitchum's "Thunder Road," and the Cheers' dreadful "Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots," as well as Jimmy Dolan's "Hot Rod Race." On the bright side, there's the Gants' cover of Bo Diddley's "Road Runner" and the lone instro here "Stick Shift" from the Duals. Most strange.
Picks: Stick Shift

Track by Track Review


Stick Shift dotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This track defines early hot rod guitar instros. It opens with grumbling pipes and tire squeals, and move right into the simple but infectious melody line that fires off over the thumping bass and rocking drums. It is like an outgrowth of rockabilly, with the edges of the surf sound to come hiding in the weeds. A necessary pre-surf instro. Unlike the Collectables release, this is from session tapes.