Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Intruders - Wild Goose c/w Trambone
|The Intruders were once called The Penetrators, and the played the Los Angeles area between 1961 and 1963. They recorded Wild Goose c/w Trambone for Talent Records in Hollywood. Apparently, Talent licensed the tracks to Sahara, who renamed the group The Intruders on the release. According to lead guitarist Terry McArthur, "The Intruders never really existed as far as Wild Goose and Trambone are concerned. |
The original members of The Penetrators were: Terry McArthur - lead guitar, Tom Ancell - Bass, Mike Lyons - tenor sax, Les Silver - baritone sax, and Phil Umann - Drums."
This lone single is an obscure monster. There were other tracks recorded... I hope they see the release eventually.
Picks: Wild Goose, Trambone
Track by Track Review
Once back in the mid eighties, while talking surf instros with Teisco Del Rey, I brought up the Intruders. His eyes lit up, and he said "Oh, they did that monster tom-tom version of "Wild Goose!" That sums it up. The song is an old Frankie Lane hit. It was in the set of several surf bands, including those fronted by Paul Johnson. None made it the powerhouse that these guys did. The piano is really cool, with it's pumping Jerry Lee Lewis style. Even the addition of the gourds is cool. Great track!
Chet Atkins' "Trambone" gets an interesting almost soft rock treatment. While that may sound tame, it's not. The guitars are rhythmic and warm, and the overall affect endearing.