Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Where The Cats Are Rockin' (Rockabilly and Surf Promo Sampler)
|This promo CD-R is intended to introduce DJ's and reviewers to the labels stable of artists. 4 instros, including some surf, reside among the high quality traditional rockabilly tracks from Peter and the Rebel Wolves, the L. I. Hornets, Ralph Rebel, and the Spinouts.|
Picks: Half Pipe, Surf Fever 2000, Sabre Jet, Side Slippin'
Track by Track Review
"Half Pipe" is a rockabilly instro that's almost identical to a Duane Eddy tune I can't quite place. Infectious and fun, and very well played, this has a measure of splash amidst it's cactus roots.
Amidst screams and pounding drums lies a plaintiff riff and ringing chords. This progression based piece has more than its share of energy. High powered angst surf.
"Church Key" twang sets up this instro heavily influenced by the Central Coast sound of bands like the Revels and Duane Eddy's "Moovin' n' Groovin'." Lots of unpretentious fun.
This track has a very warm tone, round and very pleasing. The melody floats off of the guitar, remaining in your memory long after the track ends. Parts of the melody line are derived from "Blue Moon," but overall, this is an original and very pretty piece. Really nice.