Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Psychedelic Guitars - STdotdot
artworkThis is very VERY typical of the studio systems. Minimal writing, lots of liberal borrowing, and no chemistry, all bordering on gimmicky. Amidst this mostly tripe material are a few passable things that remain curiosities.
Picks: Let's Ride Again, Take A Trip, Flowers, Love In, Psychedelic Ripple, Coming On, Unchained Soul, Way Out, Take Me Back, Psychedelic Guitars

Track by Track Review


Let's Ride Again dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

A decent melody riff and reverbed guitar gives this faux psych track a bit of surf feel. Art it's not, nor essential, but an occasional tour of your playlist is not so bad.

Take A Trip dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Very heavily fuzzed, near square wave guitar that is very surely inspired by Davie Allan and a Bo Diddley beat. If only for the extreme fuzz, "Take A Trip" is worth a spin or two.

Flowers dotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Slowly, this flower pop wanna be based entirely on Ray Charles' "Busted" moves as if it had never experienced aspirin, let alone the psychedelics that its pretending. Passable, but completely unremarkable.

Love In dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

More really fuzzy fuzz (can't believe I just said that!), longs slow string unbending, and a cheesy beat. The bass line is probably the most interesting, except of course for the extreme fuzz.

Psychedelic Ripple dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

This is a stolen song, but the actual title and original escape me. A circulating riff that's cool, but kinda gimmicky dominates with some reverb. Goodness.

Coming On dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

This is actually a cover of a vintage tune. Why I can't recall... anyway, stealing songs and re-titling to cover the crime is not something I suffer well. Sadly, this is among the more. That aside, or maybe because of it, this ends up being the most surfable tracks here. Melodic and enjoyable, with the right hooks in the right places. Not much chemistry, but still charming.

Unchained Soul dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

One might expect "Unchained Melody" from the title, but it's essentially just a bit of a jam with kinda groovy edges.

Way Out dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

This is a shallow attempt at covering up Lonnie Mack's "Wham!." Not very soulful, but an interesting sidebar to surf and its cousins. Not as interesting as the original, but there is muted reverb rhythm.

Take Me Back dotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Here we have a lackluster blues jam. If you skip right over it, you won't miss a thing.

Psychedelic Guitars dotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Another stolen song, delivered with a complete lack of chemistry and interest.