Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Frankie and the Pool Boys - KEXP 2010.9.23dotdotdotdotdot
Frankie and the Pool Boys are always a pleasure to hear. This three-song live performance on Seattle's KEXP is available for download from their website.
Picks: The Raven, Teke, Teke, Teke, Ewa On The Beach

Track by Track Review


The Raven dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fine performance of "The Raven," which is an amped up reinvention of Pollo Del Mar's "Annabelle Lee." Great liquid reverb for a more traditional sound. Also driving this into orbit are the extremes of echo and reverb crashes and near-psychedelic swirls. Grand glissandos and superb playing all around.

Teke, Teke, Teke dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Muted reverb lead and second guitars are simply joyous! Glorious dribbling glissandos! This just rips with joy! "Teke, Teke, Teke" is always grand!

Ewa On The Beach dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Ewa On The Beach" has an island lead guitar that's all slippery and Hawaiian-esq. The keys play a splendid European flavored duet with the guitars. Sparkling with innocence and fun in the sun.