Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Ken Levy and the Phantoms - Wow!dotdotdotdot
artworkAlbum one from Ken Levy and the Phantoms, with tree very cool instros lurking between the vocals standards.
Picks: Long John Silver, Ten Green Bottles, Durango

Track by Track Review


Long John Silver dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Great rockin' drums and a "Perfidia"-like arrangement deliver a sparkling instro with great whammy chords and energy. "Long John Silver" seems part way between the Pacific Northwest and the Norse regions. Very melodic and enjoyable.

Ten Green Bottles dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The lead guitar has an oddly narrow sonic envelope , and the drums rock! The walking bass line and jammy riffs use every inch of energy the performance creates. The melody is part "Itsy Bitsy Spider," and part backwoods rocker.

Durango dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Durango" has a fine western-inspired melody and a traditional European guitar sound. The Spanish verses are very nice, and there are enough changes to keep the track interesting.