Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Upstate New York Garage And Other Goodiesdotdotdot
artworkThis 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 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"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.