Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Paul Galaxy and the Galactix - Cross The Line
|This is a genuine piece of Americana. Nine clean crisp rockabilly vocals full of energy and style along side 5 solid instros that straddle the surf-rockabilly fence. Some excellent musicianship and writing, well recorded and nicely packaged. Paul Galaxy and the Galactix are from Las Wages, where women are women, and the men play guitar under neon lights. A very good CD. |
Picks: Man O' War, Night Crawler, Tailfin, Orbit, Hot Tamale 2
Track by Track Review
This is a fine twangster, with a rockabilly beat and a surfable riff. Whammy chords in the beak add to the aquatics, while the beat is infectious in an Americana vein. A couple of solid glissandoes and a touch of double picking finish off "Man O' War" just right. Great tribal drums at times.
Rich twang moderately paced in a sorta groovy waterfront versus Link Wray setting. It's Wray's minimalism and Earl Hagen's sense of detectives on the pier combined to make a fine foggy night tune.
Tuff double picking and a rockabilly big beat drive hard for the open road. "Tailfin" is as sporty as its namesake, with long caddy bullet taillights and air slicing foils all chromed and flamed.
Orbit is a soft and fluid instro with surf whammy and a licorice melody. Very smooth and enjoyable, and beautifully cut.
Mexican spices and hollow body twang, surf whammy, tweaky plucking, and a dramatic build up. Did I mention it's a guitar solo? Quite cool, displaying excellent guitar work. "Hot Tamale 2" employs bits of "Maleguena," but is also very original and quite emotional.