Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Roger Powell - Pipeline '78 c/w March Of The Dragon Slayers
|This is the commercial release of the single, with a so-what b-side. I like the promo stereo-mono better.|
Picks: Pipeline '78
Track by Track Review
This is a fine single. The concept is postmodern surf. There is little resemblance to the original Chantays recording, except of course in the melody. The drums are the thing, and they are heavily processed electronic whizbangs with loads of phasing and cool sounds. Nary a traditional thought was at hand the day this was cut, but as seventies surf goes, this is one dandy little gem.
March Of The Dragonslayers
"March Of The Dragonslayers" is an easy rock anthem kind song with artsy progressions and some hints of the roots of Moog recordings where goofy outweighed musical value. It's better than that, of course, but still very unremarkable.