Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Mr. Action and the Boss Guitars - MP3dotdot
artworkThese six tracks are demos. they are not professionally recorded, but they do show off the band's style as it relates to sixties pop covers.
Picks: All My Loving, Lets Hang On, No Matter What Shape, Please Please Me, Runaway, Secret Agent Man

Track by Track Review


All My Loving dotdot
British Invasion Surf (Instrumental)

Twangin' Brit-surf doesn't fall from the Liverpool tree. "All My Loving" is a fun track, but not particularly memorable.

Lets Hang On dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

I wouldn't have guessed that the Four Seasons were a good surf source. Then again, Bob Crewe often wrote melodic slightly had edged pop-rock songs. Not bad!

No Matter What Shape dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Danny Hamilton's "No Matter What Shape" was a smash for the T-Bones, a studio amalgam that later used the name Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds. This take relies heavily on the original, except for its prominent use of reverb twang.

Please Please Me dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote and hit with "Please Please Me." This is very Liverpool twangish, as you might expect. Fun, but unremarkable.

Runaway dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Often played by surfbands, Del Shannon's "Runaway" is done here in a gentle fashion with twangin' charm. Not particularly original, or even distinctive, but very pleasant.

Secret Agent Man dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

P. F. Sloane's twangin' spy monster is done in a gentle splashy way not unlike many others, but the melody is always cool to hear.