Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Nelsonics - Ruins Of Rome
|Well now! The Nelsonics have added top notch vocals, leaving only 4 tracks as instrumentals. The vocal tracks are very good. This is one fine rock 'n' roll CD. Fun, pumped with energy, and well produced. There is no surf here, but the instros are excellent. 3 stars would be 4 if this was a vocal site.|
Picks: Soul Skippin', Forbidden Harem, Go Go Motorscooter, Mission 2 Mod
Track by Track Review
"Soul Skippin'" is a tasteful guitar riff rocker with a small combo sound, though it's amped up a lot for the genre. The organ nicely swirls below the twang. A bit Northwest, a bit of swirl. Nice track.
This track fades into charming vibrato guitar, Wipe Out inspired drums, and a soulful sax melody. The break is particularly cool, with slightly surf inspired guitar and a chunky rhythm.
"Go Go Motorscooter" is a streetwise rocker with scooter engines running in the breaks. Organ and guitar share the leads. Lots of bounce and fun, and great drums. Infectious rhythm dominated fun, with go-go sensibilities and modern guitar. The organ pumps like sixties combo instros, and the bass thumps along nicely. The drums are great!
Warbly tweaky Theremin, chunky go-go bass and drums, R&B organ, and playful energy. It's a relentless instro mover. I'm not sure why, but "Mission 2 Mod" reminds me a bit of the Tiki Tones.