Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Hollywood Sunsets Band - Skyrider c/w Whirlpool
|This ultra obscure single sports one of the most unusual A-sides in surf.|
Picks: Skyrider, Whirlpool
Track by Track Review
"Skyrider" rises from a slowly dribbled glissando that rises and falls again from the high end of damped strings. The melody riff is sad, almost forbidding, and played on gently double picked surf guitar and sax alternately. This is a highly moody and very sultry instro.
Much more "normal," "Whirlpool" is riff based and less melodic, with tribal drums and a stompin' mentality. It's primarily a vehicle for Adrian Lloyd's drums solo. Not a "Wipe Out" or "Let There Be Drums" by any means, yet primal and gutty.