Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Lost Acapulco - Lost en Navidaddotdotdotdot
artworkThis is an incredibly cool 2001 release, and significantly stronger than their first CD. Christmas surf and twang from Mexico City.
Picks: Nino del Tambor (Ninos Mix), Noche de Paz (Gnomo Mix), Voy a Buscar (Moai Version), Por Un Tubo (Lost-Pollo Mix), Nino del Tambor (Version Karaoke)

Track by Track Review


Nino del Tambor (Ninos Mix) dotdotdotdot
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)

This is surely garagy thundering Christmas surf. "Little Drummer Boy" on a landlocked dry guitar shaped longboard. While it's gruff and a edgy, it's way cool and quite surfable. Excellent!

Noche de Paz (Gnomo Mix) dotdotdotdot
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)

"Silent Night" is nicely surfed and whammied into a trad based arrangement. More than just cool, it's catchy and fresh without being complex or gimmicky. An excellent track!

Voy a Buscar (Moai Version) dotdotdotdot
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)

This is quite a nice track. It's gently played and moderately paced, with nice ringing tone and surf dripping of every lick. This is simply cool in a friendly way.

Por Un Tubo (Lost-Pollo Mix) dotdotdotdot
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fine instro with a lot of energy and a catchy riff. Rock solid beat and semi-haunted melody lines, with tuff double picking not unlike the Treble Spankers less their polish. Big whammy and Pollo Del Mar written all over it. Excellent!

Nino del Tambor (Version Karaoke) dotdotdotdot
Christmas Surf (Instrumental)

A fast double picked surf arrangement of "Little Drummer Boy." Lost of gutty energy and honest playing. I like this a lot.