Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Drivin' Dynamics - S/Tdotdot
artworkThe Drivin' Dynamics were an early band from which Randy Meisner (Eagles, etc.) came. They were pretty tame, or more bluntly, amateur and generally without an emotional edge to their music. There's nothing here for a surf fan.
Picks: Tequila, Train To Nowhere, Walk, Don't Run, Wild Weekend

Track by Track Review


Tequila dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a very low-grade version of the song, clearly small potatoes young band covering the radio hits.

Train To Nowhere dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Boy-oh boy! This is a really simplistic version of the Champs' "Train To Nowhere." It's interesting that the surf influence is in the rhythm guitar's damped single note pattern, but everything else about the track is fifties rock 'n' roll.

Walk, Don't Run dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The Venture's arrangement is replicated closely here, with no attempt at originality at all. Just a cover, but pretty well done.

Wild Weekend dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

None of the nasty edge the sax needs is here, and the performance is quite subdued. Strictly a fan track.