Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Kickstands - Black Boots and Bikesdotdot
artworkThe Kickstands were one of Gary Usher's studio amalgams. there are a couple of decent tracks here.
Picks: Hill Climb, Side Car, Haulin' Honda, Slow Ride South, Scrambler

Track by Track Review


Hill Climb dotdot
Studio Hotrod (Instrumental)

very basic riff rock with considerable twang. While the song is completely dismissible, the performance is pretty tight and shows more chemistry than most such session.

Side Car dotdotdot
Studio Hotrod (Instrumental)

A basic Bo Diddley beat and riff underpin a melody free jam. It's the tribal drum beat of that Mississippi children's game employing the diddley bow that makes this more than just a jam.

Haulin' Honda dot
Studio Hotrod (Instrumental)

With no bearing on the Richie Podolor song, this turns out to be a more or less mindless studio jam.

Slow Ride South dotdotdot
Studio Surf (Instrumental)

"Slow Ride South" mixes the horn sound of the Champs and surf guitar with a South of the border sound for a very pleasant journey down Baja way. Warm and sunny, surf and cool. This is one of those rare times when a studio creation shines.

Scrambler dot
Rock (Instrumental)

Fuzz drenched riff rock, slow and sluggish, and devoid chemistry.