Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Zing Zing Rock and Rolldotdotdot
artworkFour classy rock instros grace this collection, including some almost surf.
Picks: The Delcords - Driving Guitars, Don and Tony and the Nighthawks - Lightning, The Royal Knights - Knight-Mare

Track by Track Review


The Clefs - The Dream Train Special dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"The Dream Train Special" is a primitive echoed rockabilly train chuggin' instrumental in the grand style of many of fifties b-side. It's pretty jammy, and not really memorable.

The Delcords - Driving Guitars dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The Ventures' "Driving Guitars" is amped up and decently surf era, if not surf sounding exactly. Lots of spunk and great drums.

Don and Tony and the Nighthawks - Lightning dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Lightning" is a classic big guitar cycling riff rocker of the type that inspired the early surfbands. Its rhythm borders on infectious, and the romping lead guitar work is very fun. This is much more than many such instros, though it remains simple in melody line and structure.

The Royal Knights - Knight-Mare dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Echoed and dry-muted, "Knight-Mare" is a choppy number with just a touch of presurf in the general tone and a load of charm in the simplicity of its style. Way cool!