Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Jamming Arabs - Never Bin Surfin'dotdotdot
artworkThis band produces a variety of vocal garage surf pop which is definitely post Barracudas. It's energetic, and pretty well done, but doesn't really stick in the memory like their predecessors' material does. Ska and surf pop and general garage pop.
Picks: Theme From El Guano, Bundaki

Track by Track Review


Theme From El Guano dotdot
Backdrop (Instrumental)

This is an odd track, with a subtle melody like something from under the titles in a fifties Hammer film, complete with a haunted vocal chorus way in the back room. It is much more an atmospheric backdrop than a song.

Bundaki dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

This track is an odd sorta progression with surfy sounds and a rhythmic basis. Not melodic, and not memorable, but satisfyingly simple. I'd guess with an adequate stage presence, this is a good break from the vocal stuff. As a surf instro, it is not very interesting.