Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Upstate New York Garage And Other Goodies
|This is an OK comp from noisy 45's, but it does contain a couple of cool vintage instros, most notably The Fugitives' "The Fugitive" and Baron Daemon and the Vampires' "Ghost Guitars."|
Picks: Baron Daemon and the Vampires - Ghost Guitars, Kathy Lynn and the Playboys - Rock City, Rockin' Red River
Track by Track Review
Baron Daemon and the Vampires - Ghost Guitars
This ultra rare surf single employs cheesy Bela Lugosi words and ghoulish laughs. The instro is really basic, but pretty infectious with its unusual bass line and surf guitar. Great drums, cool guitar, and lots of charm. Just too fun.
The Fugitives - The Fugitive
This is a pretty cool version of Jan Davis' "The Fugitive." Great drums rockin' up storm while the lead guitar does its duty. Spunky, fun, and genuine rockin' surf. It's less intense than the original, but my guess is that is due to the studio, not the band.
Kathy Lynn and the Playboys - Rock City
The basic chord progression here has been used a number of times in basic rock instros. This live track is intensely whammied, with an almost stinging tone. Raw and primal, with great tom toms and a catchy break.
Kathy Lynn and the Playboys - Rockin' Red River
"Rockin' Red River" is a decent obscuro with some near double picked lines and a kind of restrained spunk. Obviously inspired by Johnny and the Hurricanes' "Red River Rock," it's much more guitar centric and twangy. The origins of this song go back to a traditional cowboy folk song titled "Red River Valley" first annotated in 1879.