Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Various Artists - Whole Lotta Shakin'
|There are many strange songs from garages of many neighborhoods, and 5 instros to boot. It's a WITR-FM comp with some interesting and unusual ditties.|
Picks: Monty Kristo, Indian Link, Thruster, My Generation, Canyonero
Track by Track Review
"Monty Kristo" is a solid near surf rock instro verging on rockabilly or chicken bop. Edgy and sporting a good riff, it's a catchy and infectious track that features upright bass thumpin' fun.
Link Wray (Instrumental)
"Indian Link" is a very gutty Link Wray inspired song steeped in minimalism and vibrato. Thick and dangerous, with a dark riff that relentlessly churns. Perhaps a little reminiscent of Billy Childish, but with much cleaner sound.
Slicing and dicing a ten-foot face like a tri-fin, "Thruster" races across a mean wave of reverb and thrills. An excellent surf instrumental with lots of power and dashing flair. Too cool.
Stompin' chompin' grumblin' guitar-organ dueling carries off an interesting cover of the Who's "My Generation." What a way to close the show. Thrash and power, splash and flash!
The "Canyonero" play a rock instro with spunk and fun. "Canyonero" is a sub-happy song with great drums and some cool whammy action.