Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Mr. Mumps' Twang Gang - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkThis is a four song demo of rough mixes from the Mr. Mumps' Twang Gang's forthcoming CD. The drums are sounding pretty ambient on most tracks, and a some of the life of the band seems missing in the mix, this glimpse into their future is nonetheless enticing. Three originals and one cover.
Picks: Moon Twist, The Mysterious Mrs. Wong, Hey Eddie!, Shandia

Track by Track Review


Moon Twist dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Moon Twist" sports a reverb rockin' surf progression groove that's catchy and cool. It has some pretty classic elements right outta the summer of '63, as well as the feel of modern retro surf. Great reverb and splashy tone, and solid playing.

The Mysterious Mrs. Wong dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A classic Japanese riff opens and carries the song. While it's derivative of the genre stereotype, it's also interesting and fresh. "Mysterious Mrs. Wong" is a fun lady to do the reverb hang with.

Hey Eddie! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow and deliberate chunk and surf twang rumble and grumble with Link Wray menace in full reverb. Less than melodic, but satisfying and mean. I'm guessin' that "Hey Eddie!" is a nod to Eddie Angel.

Shandia dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

the Rockatones' "Shandia" is a rhythmic and grumbly track with a primitive riff and plenty of reverb. More or less born of a progression and a jam, it's a fun track with great drums.