Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
DragStrip Riot - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkSeattle'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


Afterburner dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdot
Surfabilly (Instrumental)

"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.