Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Goggle A - Dendeke Rock Combodotdotdotdot
artworkGoggle A are a Japanese band with a sound based in surf and roots-rock, and they play entirely fun music. This came to me via Noriko, who was in Tiki Tiki Bamboooos until very recently. She now plays bass in this band. Very cool CD.

Vocals on this disc are "Go Go Rent-A-Car," "Ripe Loquat," "Ann Ann Ann," "Charleston Poodle Girl," "Long Tall Sally," "Moto-Eleki (Go-Go)," and "Secretomato."
Picks: Ride On Yamaha, Picasso Hall No. 7, Reverb Chase

Track by Track Review


Ride On Yamaha dotdotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

A solid surfable melody ride above an aggressive backtrack. Much more than riff rock, slightly rockabilly flavored, and very happy. Flashy upbeat fun!

Picasso Hall No. 7 dotdotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

"Picasso Hall No. 7" is a bouncing track with lots of fun in the groove. Uptempo, happy, and a fine melody line that's very surfable. As you drive down the highway, you'll be tapping on the steering wheel!

Reverb Chase dotdotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

Dark fuzz attack as only Japanese bands seem to do these days. Aggressive and square-wave cool, with a real sense of bikers on bad-ass Harleys plowing down the beach.