Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Surf On The Rocks Volume 1dot
artworkA whole lotta vocal podunk must be waded through to get to two so-so instros. It's a good deal if the surf pop vocals of the California sound are your thing, but not is instrumental surf rules your world.
Picks: Tropical Heat - Wipe Out, The Ventures - Ride On Try

Track by Track Review


Tropical Heat - Wipe Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fairly competent and undynamic version of The Surfaris' "Wipe Out." It's the sort of thing an oldies band would play at the fairgrounds. Not terrible, but kinda so what, except for the occasional stinging string bending.

The Ventures - Ride On Try dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Glissandos and a thin guitar, whammy and a forgettable riff. The whammy and glissandos are cool, but in the same way that Summer Breeze did their tracks.