Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Mel-tones - !Viva!dotdotdot
artworkOverall, this is a good disc from the early days a fine surf band. The songs are melodic, as would become the hallmark of their writing. Solid first release, hinting of a bright future.
Picks: Poseidon, Mirabel, Bach to the Beach, Showdown at La Jolla

Track by Track Review


Poseidon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Mighty surfy number with a great melody line. The lads whoop and holler as befits the fun obviously had during the session.

Mirabel dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Reminded me of "Surfin' Cat" as an instro... Melodically interesting with traces of "Das Model."

Bach to the Beach dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Italian sounding number with the keys more pronounced. The "Miserlou" chop-chop-----chop rhythm pattern is very cool here.

Showdown at La Jolla dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A bit Surf Trio-ish of a melody line and structure. Great guitar tones.