Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: The Upstart Promo Samplerdotdotdotdot
artworkThis label sampler includes four instros for your listening pleasure.
Picks: The Halibuts - It's A Wonderful Halibut, Los Straitjackets - University Blvd.

Track by Track Review


I Almost Lost My Mind dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

A strollin' blues, with a raspy sax lead and a grode guitar chord progression. Saucy, but surfless.

It's A Wonderful Halibut dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

More like the Halibuts of old, this is a happier than happy tune, melodic as they come, and entirely infectious. The playfulness of the melody brings a grin, while the rhythm section keeps you rolling down the highway. It is the happy side of this song that makes it so special.

The A-Treatment dotdotdot
Euro (Instrumental)

Indian almost sitar feeling, this eerie track is very ambient and reverbed out, as if recorded in a warehouse. The guitar line is repetitious but effective. More a backwash of sound than a song.

University Blvd. dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow and playful ode to the street of desire and no worry life. This is a very melodic and pretty track. It has all the finesse it needs, and plenty of twang. Great for a stroll down the boulevard of life.