Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Huevos Rancheros - Huevosaurusdotdotdot
artworkHuevos Rancheros' early cassette sports some heavy tracks! Some did not reappear on LP or CD.
Picks: Huevosaurus, Latin Ranch, I'm Branded, Mind Surfer, Mistery MTN (SK)

Track by Track Review


Huevosaurus dotdotdot
Raw Link Wray Garage Rock (Instrumental)

This early version of "Huevosaurus" is big and Link Wray styled. Steeped in the glory that was "Cross Ties,"and dark and grungy. There are some wonderful feedback sequences too!

Blonde Girl In A Blue Volari (At 1000 MPH) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Blonde Girl In A Blue Volari (At 1000 MPH)" is a minimalist riff rocker with an emphasis on grode. Spunky and rock solid.

Latin Ranch dotdotdotdot
Cowboy Surf (Instrumental)

Cowboys on the beach at Waikiki, whammy island tones, cool pre-Los Straitjackets ideas (no wonder they chose Bane to produce their albums). Very cool, playfully suave, almost exotica.

I'm Branded dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Large and fuzzinous, "I'm Branded" is done with the deliberate pacing that Link Wray and his Wray Men intended. It's dark two chord riff is splendid spread across the speakers!

Mind Surfer dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Grungy guitar and bass over rockin' drums deliver a dangerous rock crasher. There's drama and anguish in these tones, and the long feedback sustain in the middle in mind numbing! Whoa!

Mistery MTN (SK) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thick guitars and bass plod in back alley perfection. "Mistery MTN (SK)" is heavy and ominous, with no shortage of loudness!