Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars - Actiondotdotdot
artworkThis demo ranges from ambient to live to decent. The songs are all nicely done in a gentle Ventures kind of way. Probably an easy band to hear live, and while there's no new ground here, this set is pleasurable.
Picks: To Sir With Love, (I'm Leaving On A) Jet Plane, Dream Lover, California Dreamin', Lovers Concerto, The Stranger, Perfidia '65

Track by Track Review

To Sir With Love dotdotdot
British Inavsion Surf (Instrumental)

This is a nice flowing and almost romantic cover of Don Black and Mark London's title track to the film of the same name. Liquid guitar lines emote almost as much feeling Lulu & The Luvvers's vocal hit. Quite tasteful.

(I'm Leaving On A) Jet Plane dotdotdot
Folkrock Surf (Instrumental)

John Denver's song is a melodic and soulful source for the slight surfization of Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars. "(I'm Leaving On A) Jet Plane" is a very pleasant listen.

Dream Lover dotdotdot
Pop Surf (Instrumental)

Bobby Darin's beautiful "Dream Lover" is a fine choice for this band. It's pretty surfy via its fine melody, and the arrangement is easy on the ears.

California Dreamin' dotdotdot
Folkrock Surf (Instrumental)

The lovely reverb tones give John Phillips's hit song a real sense of California waters. The arrangement is simple and direct, and the song sure is fit for surf. Very nice.

Lovers Concerto dotdotdot
Motown Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very light and airy song that's well suited for the romantic pop surf of Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars. Tasteful and easy.

The Stranger dotdotdot
Classical Surf (Instrumental)

This live take on Alexander Borodin's "Stranger In Paradise" is very Ventures-esq. There's fun in the double picked rhythm and the energy. The arrangement is not particularly original.

Perfidia '65 dotdotdot
Venures Surf (Instrumental)

Alberto Dominguez' very cool melody is done here very much as the Ventures covered it, just more reverby. While there's nothing new here, it's very nice.