Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Mono-Tones - Surfrockoramadotdotdot
artworkThis 4 song website demo is done in a fairly traditional form. The Mono-Tones are from Tilburg, The Netherlands. This is the first outing. Some work still needs to be done on production, but the sound is there!
Picks: Tarantinula, 50 Bucks A Midget, Pier Pressure, Surf Party

Track by Track Review


Tarantinula dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In the style of many early surf instros, "Tarantinula" circulates a splashy riff, but it's more than that implies, with modern chunk rhythm and dark bass, and lots of coolness. Reverb splash and surf energy.

50 Bucks A Midget dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Penetrators' very cool "50 Bucks A Midget" is done with great reverence and style. The song is a good choice for the Mono-Tones' style of playing.

Pier Pressure dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Chantays' nineties tune is well adapted to the Mono-Tones, with more splash than the big guitar anthemic sound of the original. Still dark , but more traditional sounding.

Surf Party dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Astronauts's classic film score gets another rebirth, this time in a very reverent style that could easily have been concurrent with the original. Very nice track.