Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Texas Independent Musicians Compilation 2007dotdotdot
artworkThis comp includes three instros, two of which fit in the surf genre and merit your attention. Thanks to Ted James for sending this along. I do have one question. Why is Mister Neutron, a New Jersey band, on a Texas Musician comp, and in the lead position at that?
Picks: Mister Neutron - Submariner, The Nematoads - Capoburro, The Oranglers - Badlands

Track by Track Review


Mister Neutron - Submariner dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fast romping number with cool glissandos and flying Spanish surf guitars. More moody than ,melodic, "Submariner" races across a cactus plain, or perhaps under the sea as suggested by the title. Big energy.

The Nematoads - Capoburro dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A groovy guitar line with a touch of the Middle East and dark desert surf gives "Capoburro" a unique sound. It's a catchy number in a sophisticated way. Howling and rotating, it is big and very cool!

The Oranglers - Badlands dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Badlands" is a lumbering number that seems not to have a direction. It relies heavily on its relentless edge and intensity, which does work in some ways.