Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Ken Levy and the Phantoms - Wow!
|Album 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
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.
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" 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.