Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Deep End - The Deep End dotdotdotdot
artworkA very nice release from a good band with exceptional writing capability. The tracks are infectious and the band does not need to overpower you with volume or speed to get your attention. Quite a nice release.
Picks: Werewolves On Wheels, The Savage, Arubaderci, Alki Surf, The Sheik Of Hips, Chicken Of The Sea, At The Shrine Of Eric von Zipper, Hot Shot, High Noon In Cancun, Silent Wave

Track by Track Review


Werewolves On Wheels dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chunky driving rhythms and a very nice melody that's a bit Pollo Del Mar-ish. Lot's of stinging whammy accents.

The Savage dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A nice cover of the Shadows tune. Well played with lots of energy.

Arubaderci dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a totally KILLER version of one beautiful song! "Arubaderci" floats on a sea of thick whammy and romance, taking you drifting with it to a peaceful desert isle. Incredible!

Alki Surf dotdot
Lounge Spy Surf (Instrumental)

Loungie tune with an organ that fits but is too prominent in the mix. Spy quirkiness in a "Shots In The Dark" kinda way.

The Sheik Of Hips dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Arabian mysteries unfold through the smoothly haunting sound and infectious melody. This track belongs on a soundtrack somewhere! The circular melody is compelling, mysterious, and fluid. Over time, this song grows more and more on you.

Chicken Of The Sea dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Melodic, smooth sounding and energetic, with vibrato and twang. This track rolls off your ears leaving ample surf residue.

At The Shrine Of Eric von Zipper dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sounding nothing like the stupidity that comes to mind with the name Eric von Zipper, this is a pleasant and energetic progression.

Hot Shot dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Double picked mean guitar and splendid surf energy. A powerful adventure into the ways of the waves. It segues directly into "High Noon In Cancun." A solid track.

High Noon In Cancun dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A beautiful glimpse into a Spanish melody and structure, delicate clean guitar, and a cantina feel. Quite nice!

Silent Wave dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow silky shimmering track, dripping offshore breezes and a glassy sea. Very romantic and pretty.