Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The King Kongs - Surf Tapesdotdotdot
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Picks: Made In Japan, Ein Tanzplatz, Konniy, Go Go Dancer

Track by Track Review


Made In Japan dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

"Made In Japan" has a Russian sounding melody on surf guitar, with drums way off in the distance. Whammy chords and dry rhythm, with bass that often follows the melody line.

Ein Tanzplatz dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

A splendid melody line on surf guitar, with a nice arrangement. It's a fine surf instro, but it's very poorly recorded and mixed. "Ein Tanzplatz" deserves much better. It's melody is very fluid, and its bass and rhythm guitar very supportive.

Konniy dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

Drama in the "Lara's Theme" way with a polka beat are a charming combination. I totally enjoyed this! This is a wonderful song with a strong arrangement needed better presentation.

Go Go Dancer dotdotdot
Garage Surf (Instrumental)

The Ventures' "Go Go Dancer" is done with muted surf guitar and a splendid performance all around, hampered by cruddy sound. All fun, no muss!