Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Various Artists - Trucking In The Free Worlddotdotdot
artworkThis comp is all about heavy and often angst ridden rock 'n' roll. It features three tracks from the ever inventive Mutants.
Picks: High Ride, Caligula, Caligula Laid-Remix

Track by Track Review

High Ride dotdotdot
Industrial Funk (Instrumental)

A little funk wah wah, a couple of obscenities, and you begin to get the feeling that Shaft is buying a boogie board. Saucy and funky, heavy and thematic, and almost orchestral. "High Ride" is a powerful instro.

Caligula dotdotdotdot
Industrial Surf (Instrumental)

This is a tuff rhythmic track that rises through great drums and harsh chunk chords. To say "Caligula" is thick is an understatement. If surf was invented in a heavy industrial zone instead of California garages, it might have sounded like this. It's an intriguing song with lots of power.

Caligula Laid-Remix dotdotdotdot
Industrial Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fine reinvention of the rhythmic "Caligula Laid-Remix." the thick darkness is supplanted by a heavy more distant sense of mystery and psychedelic haze. It's quite different, yet has similar strength.