Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Surfonic Water Revivaldotdot
artworkAs with most of these surfer compilations, this contains mostly surfrider mung by bands with no relationship to surf music, but rather made up of surfers. There are a couple of exceptions, most notably the Smalltown Poets with Paul Johnson on guitar doing a decent vocal number called "Wave Perfect." Otherwise, it's often low interest nearly MOR fair.
Picks: Caught Inside, Wave Perfect (instrumental)

Track by Track Review


Caught Inside dotdotdot
Surf Ska (Instrumental)

A decent surf guitar and a ska horn section... interesting and unusual. The blend of styles is not done as it usually is, but rather drops in and out of each without overlap. Fun and infectious.

Wave Perfect (instrumental) dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the lone surf instro here, with Paul Johnson on guitar. Full throated rumble, thundering power, and fluid guitar. It drives for the shore with the relentless crush of the tube. Very nice track.