Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Flippers - Discotheque
|Colombian sixties group The Flippers issued this in 1966. It includes five instros, 4 of which employ surf guitar in a go-go-frat format. Some pretty nice tracks here, along with covers of some classic sixties pop and garage material.|
Picks: Flipper's Theme, Stop Motion, Master Flipper, Danza Go-Go, She's Not There
Track by Track Review
A creaking door pick slide and reverb tank noise accompanies a count up to a romping surf instro that's based in frat rockin' riffs. "Flipper's Theme" is a pretty cool track with surf and early howling garage sounds.
"Stop Motion" is a go-go style instro on surf guitar. It's more of a surf jam tan a classic surf instro structure, but it's steeped in surf guitar reverb. It's the glissandos used to portray the main riff that really say it's surf.
A really fun riff cycles on surf guitar as a pumping rhythm bounces along. Pretty frat based, but surf charming too.
The Ventures' "Go Go Dancer" is done with great pleasure. Excellent energy and muted surf guitar, and a real chunky sound. Its tone is more surf-like than the original, so it has a bit of its own identity. Very cool!
The Zombies' "She's Not There" is fuzzy and garage savvy. More obscure than great, but certainly in the early garage psych vein.