Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Ray Daytona and Googoobombos - Space Age Traffic Jamdotdotdotdot
artworkThe instros on this 2001 release are generally of two genres, one being surf, and the other Pacific Northwest frat rock. 10 instros on this disc, accompanied by 5 vocals that remind me a little of the Moxie period Miracle Workers at a frat party. I started out being luke warm about this album, but by the end was won over. Some truly cool moments here.
Picks: Scrambler, Thunder Ass, 6K6, Daytona Demolition Derby, Arizona Strip, Bikini Barhaus, Eggs and Bones, Big George, Weird On The Moon, Corasoda Dry

Track by Track Review


Scrambler dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Scrambler" is a thick grinding riff rockin' garage instro with danger and toughness in every corner.

Thunder Ass dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Bulbous buttocks at every turn... yes, it's kinda like that. Riff rockin' garage, more than frat, less than melodic.

6K6 dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

A curiously cool riff and a frat party structure rock the house with that Pacific Northwest feel. Pretty fun.

Daytona Demolition Derby dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

The riff within "Daytona Demolition Derby" is pretty surfable, and on occasion, there's a touch of surf tone too. The rising riffs in the bridge are pretty cool too. Interesting track.

Arizona Strip dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Catchy riff and rhythm, a rockabilly beat, and the sound of surf and twang amid Northwest stompin' coolness.

Bikini Barhaus dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bikini Barhaus" is a delightful splash in the old brine with the mermaids. A great melody line, swift double picking, and a very friendly sound.

Eggs and Bones dotdotdotdotdot
Surf Breakfast (Instrumental)

Throbbing vibrato, long haunted notes, dark tone, menacing circular bass lines, tribal drums, and an overall dangerous arrangement. "Eggs and Bones" is a breakfast fit for a monster. In some ways, it has the rising power of "Jack the Ripper."

Big George dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Surfin' the long glassies, "Big George" is rhythmic and classic surf, with a fine melody line, some double picking, and all the right moves. The organ adds a bit of the carnival to his wardrobe as he rides his longboard across the ten foot face.

Weird On The Moon dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big surf twang adventure with a nearly cowboy melody and Theremin weirdness. Grumbly and reverb powered, with lots of flair and fun. very rhythm oriented, with a tight likttle lead riff.

Corasoda Dry dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Splashy reverb guitar plays a very cool melody line way out in front of the band. The mix is a little odd, but the restrained feel has the same kind of charm as the Surf Raiders' "Longboards At San Onofre." Cool track.