Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Canada's Deadcats move effortlessly between rockabilly, surf, and dementia. Dark themes, twangin' guitars, and a couple of really nice instros for good measure. Excellent release.|
Picks: High Lonesome Cactus, Night Sander, Theme From Bad Pussy
Track by Track Review
Shadows Country (Instrumental)
The Deadcats' surfiest thing to date, reverbed marvelously over a rockabilly beat, and shimmered into tubular righteousness. About two verses in, I found myself grinning. A fine track, with a very nice melody.
This is one thumpy damped reverb groove! There's a narrated tale throughout, but it's so cool that I had to include it here. Great wet surf beneath the story of Leroy the "Night Sander." Dark and brooding, lumbering and disturbed like a Drew Weaver (Surf Piranhas / Alvarados / El Caminos / Vibrabeams) tale, and really creepy. Too cool!
Dark double picked square edged twang and stomp, with an evil sound and relentless intimidation. "Theme From Bad Pussy" is not for the faint at heart, and fits really well as hurricane surf surges across coastal highways. Excellent!