Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Reverb Rockets - Test Rocketdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Reverb Rockets mix great rock and roll and cowboy vocals with fine unpretentious instrumentals. their music is very high quality root rock oriented, with excellent musicianship and great writing. Well produced and infectious, this CD will surely please anyone who appreciates real rock and roll the way it was designed to be played. "Sweet Little Girlfriend" is a very cool fifties single targeted track with the hooks and the melody and the sound. Recommended.
Picks: Ghost Surfer, Single Coil Theory, Sacrifice, Lobster Tank

Track by Track Review

Ghost Surfer dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Opening with a howl, "Ghost Surfer" quickly becomes an infectious and rhythmic tune with a spooky guitar line and modern surf feel. The melody riff is refreshing, and the rhythm track richly done. Really nice track. Even the Austin rock break is a nice touch.

Single Coil Theory dotdotdot
Chicken Bop Surf (Instrumental)

Opening with coil hum, the well named "Single Coil Theory" is a twangy roots rockin' pumpin' instro with a playful damped rhythm and whammied watery chord progression. Bordering on chicken bop, riding a cactus wave, and hinting of Cat Mother and the Allnight Newsboys, this is just too much fun.

Sacrifice dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thundering tom toms provide a tribal backdrop for a vibrato throbbing watery experience. Rich and fun, with jungle edge and sensual magnetism. "Sacrifice" is a fine example of just how much power and charm can be derived from minimalism in the right hands. magnificent!

Lobster Tank dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Double picked cowboy twango, with cries of "Lobster Tank" in the right places. Sounding like an Austin transplant, this is a cute and funny track that you'll find yourself humming while you cruise through the aisles at the market searching for a large rubber-banded crustacean.