Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Dead Rocks - 2003 Demodotdotdotdot
artworkFrom 2003, this 3-song demo sports early versions that are quite sophisticated for such sessions.
Picks: Crash Crash Crash Again, Beach's Bitch, Tema para o filme 'O Bota'o'

Track by Track Review


Crash Crash Crash Again dotdotdotdot
Heavy Surf (Instrumental)

"Crash" is intense and yet restrained somehow. Great drums and stop-start energy, intensely relentless. Harsh double picked guitar shimmers with edge. Did I mention the drums here? Superb!

Beach's Bitch dotdotdotdot
Heavy Surf (Instrumental)

This gently shimmered vibrato masterpiece may be pretty in its own way, but that does not mean it's quiet. The melody is haunting and sad, and the bass provides a stable platform for the drums to inject their beat. Quite a nice track.

Tema para o filme 'O Bota'o' dotdotdot
Heavy Surf (Instrumental)

"Tema para o filme 'O Bota'o'" is an aggressive instro with a slowly shifting phase and gutty garage sound. Not melodic, but gutsy and driven.