Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Surf's Up! Vol. 2dotdotdot
artworkThe second in the seven inch Italian surf series features 4 bands. Cruddy sound and moderate performances destined for the lo-fi shelf.
Picks: Surf Date, Man of Mystery, Unbelievable Power Of Surf, Surfin' Franco and Trashin' Ciccio

Track by Track Review


Surf Date dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surf Date" is a moderately paced Eddie and the Showmen-like song. It's a gentle melodic surf number with ocean sounds featuring nice picking, good interplay between lead and rhythm, and an over all pleasant sound.

Man of Mystery dotdot
Reverbed Shadows (Instrumental)

The Petrifieds have a slightly surfed up Shadows sound, and give a good performance, but the recording quality sux.

Unbelievable Power Of Surf dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Up's are a female trio with a punchy chunky rave up sound. Their "Unbelievable Power Of Surf" is a simple progression with slightly reverbed edgy guitar.

Surfin' Franco and Trashin' Ciccio dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Uninvited have a really lo-fi raw sound that is a semi-dramatic noise fest and little more than a vocal backtrack.