Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Seattle's Dragstrip Riot are an intense rockabilly inspired band with a couple of cool surf instros. I say rockabilly inspired because they aren't rockabilly, but you can surely find the roots here.|
Picks: Afterburner, Watery Grave
Track by Track Review
Tremolo vibrates the guitar as the echo simulates the surf sound. Extreme mono murk makes the high energy performance sound like its in a closet at the other end of the gymnasium during a flood. Oddly enough, the din seems to convey much about the song. Surely it would be much more powerful and memorable in a genuine surf arrangement, yet I found that I liked the track a lot anyway.
"Watery Grave" is a very surf instro played with so much echo that you can mistake its style. Don't. It's got great energy and a fine melody riff. Mid tempo, splashy, and fun.