Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Pataconas - A Fistful Of Instrumental Musicdotdotdotdotdot
artworkWhat a splendid set of tunes! Original, very well arranged, richly toned, and very engaging. If you're an early Pink Floyd fan, there's a special track for you in track one!
Picks: Spiderman Theme, Bultaco, Tormento, Mi Carro, Camino Hondo, La Venganza del Moro Maclet

Track by Track Review


Spiderman Theme dotdotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

Big twang and double picked char pits the melody of "Spiderman Theme" against the riff from Pink Floyd's "Lucifer Sam." This is a totally deluxe arrangement. Were Pink Floyd a surfband, they surely would have sounded like this! Amazing!

Bultaco dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

Big chords and reverb run amok beneath a tremolo shimmered melody line that's Sid Barrett-like. The break features ongoing drums and a circling riff developing into a twang-jam on one side and a throbbing progression on the other. Very cool!

Tormento dotdotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

A basic two-note surf pattern and moody twang play against each other to great effect. "Tormento" is rich and superbly cool. A bit sad, maybe slightly spaghetti western-ish, and very fluid. This grabs you and takes along for the ride.

Mi Carro dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

Grumbly double picked leads dribble a moody melody line while the second guitar charms. Plenty of changes and rhythm, brooding bass lines, and relentless drums that include some very tasteful bridges. Excellent.

Camino Hondo dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

"Camino Hondo" is a slow number with big stinging whammy chords. It's moody and sad, and paints a picture of an open plain. This spaghetti western epic has charm and rich tone. Lovely and moving.

La Venganza del Moro Maclet dotdotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

Threatened by tremolo, dark glissandos, and a menacing riff, you are held captive as "La Venganza del Moro Maclet" evolves. There are some really good guitar counter-plays going on, with the two playing melodies and patterns that are very different,m but add up to an ensemble of significant power and attraction.