Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Reverburritos - Widgetdotdotdotdot
artworkIt's great to hear a whole CD of material from this emerging band. The songs are well written, and the arrangements, while simple trio, and very effective. Some real gems here!
Picks: Go Pills!, Drive By, Magic Carpet Shop (Of Horrors), Durn The Torpedoes, Hawg Leg, Martini Sunset, Hammerhead, Eleki Gitaa, Das Boot, Fistful Of Wistful, County Line Burnout, Jumping Bean, Tin Star

Track by Track Review

Go Pills! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Go Pills!" is a circular and edgy track with a gutty feel and rock twang. Not really melodic, but it has ample energy and flair.

Drive By dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Drive By" is a slick flowing kind of jam, with guitar and organ trading prime roles. It's an attractive song that seems to worm its way in.

Magic Carpet Shop (Of Horrors) dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very nice track, with a moderate pace and gentle flow that's both endearing and engaging. It has a Spanish flavor, and a bit of a scary edge. Quite nice!

Durn The Torpedoes dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Durn The Torpedoes" is a splendid song with a great circular melody line and wonderful warmth. It's infectious and immediately familiar. Totally cool!

Hawg Leg dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a mid tempo piece with a well developed riff and excellent use of whammy chords. While the tone is edgy, it's still inviting and warm.

Martini Sunset dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This soft and island whammy track moves with the ebb and flow of the tide. It's sunny and warm without being too light. Very nice.

Hammerhead dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Hammerhead" has the kind of feeling of "26 Miles Across The Sea," but much more edge and energy than that. Double picked coolness, great chordage, and an infectious gate.

Eleki Gitaa dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

With a nod to Japanese eleki, and an underbelly of solid flow, this slightly tweaky song is a nice combo of Japanese rock and modern surf. Its engaging melody and easy flowing sound are quite inviting.

Das Boot dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow and liquid chords open this somewhat edgy song. It's quite fluid and the melody line circles and returns to its beginning. The bridges are more menacing, and the drums are excellent. Quite nice.

Fistful Of Wistful dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

An excellent title for a dreamy reverb fest with warm chords and soft bass. The delicate drums round out the experience, which is quite pretty and very soothing, while remaining in the rock envelope.

County Line Burnout dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A sort of "What Ever Happened To Eddie" rhythm opens "County Line Burnout." This is more of a rock instro, with great tribal drums and edgy surfisms. Very cool.

Jumping Bean dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rhythmic bounce and chop-chord flair, whammy and tribal exotic drums, and the bass ties it together. Fun and light hearted.

Tin Star dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great drums here, along with big whammy chords and moody bass. Combining surf, spaghetti western, and moody storm surges, "Tin Star" calls to the exotic images hiding in your imagination. Cowboy beats, and big ringing notes. Excellent!