Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Split: Splitting To Paradise
|This is an odd CD that comes with a Florida tourist brochure. It's introduced and narrated at times by Eddy Money. Five instros appear on the disc, including a couple of surf tracks. I wouldn't go track it down, but if it's laying in the street, it's worth picking up. Most of the music is low interest pop mung.|
Picks: The Intoxicators - Twin Peaks, Phantom Mustang, The Surfin Urchins - Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Track by Track Review
The Intoxicators - Twin Peaks
Garage Rock Surf (Instrumental)
"Twin Peaks" has a jazzy flow to it, with a sultry melody and moody late-night on the docks sensibility. Pretty cool.
The Intoxicators - Phantom Mustang
"Phantom Mustang" is a lustrous number wit a slow shimmer and liquid whammy chords. The melody is kinda sunset sad, while the mood is low and along with the fading light. Quite pretty!
Light Tropical Rock (Instrumental)
This is a very light tropical instro that's pleasant and would serve well as a party backdrop, but doesn't really hold attention for a listener.
The Surfin Urchins - Take Me Out To The Ball Game
The Surfin Urchins play a rousing and surfable version of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." It's less inspired than Pollo Del Mar's version, but still scores a run. Glissandos and hot dogs seem to go together well.
The Surfin Urchins - Turtle Boys Pizza
This is a very murky sounding instro that's little more than a riff series. There is stereoized tom-toms at times, but it's basically a mono track in muddy lo-fi.