Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Three Headed Gidget
|A great CD of six songs from 3 of the best bands around peopled by some of the nicest and most helpful folks in surf. A solid mix of three totally different sounding bands, each with the right foot in the surf, and the left testing other waters. |
Picks: Brazil 2001 - Penetration, Bikini Summer, Pollo Del Mar - Teleport, Insecticide, The Woodies - The Swami, K-55
Track by Track Review
Brazil 2001 - Penetration
This is thee hottest version of The Pyramids surf classic ever recorded! I do not overstate! Tortured edgy maximum guitar, huge. This gets lots of requests on my show at KFJC. The guitar effects sleighed (intentional - pre-Xmas show) them at Humunga Cowabunga!
Brazil 2001 - Bikini Summer
Simple mighty hot progression that rocks & rolls. Way cool. The break is different and the whole thing smacks of "hey bozo, listen up." Very nice.
Surfin' the space continuum with a jazzy edgy duel between Jono's & Ferenc's guitars. It conjures images of a battle scene on a small blue planet near Aldebaran. The structure of the song and the grand glissandos speak volumes about adventure and challenge. This is for keeps!
Pollo Del Mar - Insecticide
Written in honor to The Insect Surfers, this masterful track features Pollo Del Mar's trademark dueling guitars, something the Insects also widely use. The guitars are intense, and the desert mysteriously appears in your mind's eye as you bath in the soundscape. Gettin' air off a snowboard racing down a sand dune just barely avoiding the major scuffing a wipe out would deliver. Wow!
With a sitar peaking out of the mix, Rick Escobar and pals chunk out a grand surf epic that just oozes caravans of spice traders on the road to Morocco. This speedy powerful and melodic shredder will make even the sleepiest camel bow to Mecca and pray for surf!
Simply stunning! Exotic bongos and slow slithering bass lines under the most romantic midnight walk on the beach down in Baja somewhere. The melody line is sensuous and the tones are all gentle and breezy and magical. This MUST appear on the soundtrack of some romance, or at least in a love scene somewhere. Quentin, are you out there?