Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Kanaloas - The Kanaloas Play Quasimoto Stomp! and Other Surf Tunes (Torquay TR-001)
|This is a splendid four-song ep from The Kanaloas. It's sound is really nice, and the songs are very well arranged and nicely written. I sure hope this means a CD is next! |
One thing to note: the label says 45 rpm, but it's pressed at 33-1/3.
Picks: Quasimoto Stomp, Torero, Shark Attack!!, Honey In My Woodie
Track by Track Review
Deluxe shallow island whammy chords, a very cool melody line, great drums, and perfectly supportive bass combine flawlessly in "Quasimoto Stomp." This could easily have originated in 1963, but alas it's an original. Excellent!
Slow Spanish chords introduce the song. Its melody is slightly sad and liquid. Double picking and some really warm whammy lines. "Torero" is a splendid track with drama and spunk.
Dark surf rhythm and circular melody lines, along with glorious chords mysteriously peek out from beneath ominous bass boom for a dangerous sound. While this is somewhat murky sound-wise, it's a superb composition and arrangement.
The engine starts, and then the woodie takes off. Lovely muted chords and notes with island whammy chords create a warm holiday atmosphere in which "Honey In My Woodie" just shines. It's a slow number with a very engaging melody and arrangement.