Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Split: Splitting To Paradisedot
artworkThis 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 dotdotdot
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 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"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!

Eddie Miller - Sunset dotdotdot
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 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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 dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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.