Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Riddlers - LIVE's a Beach!dotdotdot
artworkWhile the sound on this live cassette is marginal, it is stereo and it does display the band's potential and drive. Surf instros with one vocal.
Picks: Everybody Up, S. X. Appeal, Men From U. N. C. L. E., Surf Party

Track by Track Review


Everybody Up dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Heavy duty ultra reverbed delivery of the Fender Four classic, with excellent glissandoes and excited shouts. Powerful, rich, and with ample drive.

S. X. Appeal dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Motors rev up and tires peel out as the vibrato throbs. The riff is pretty basic, but the vibrato gives if a warbly feel, and the surf glissandoes add a real sense of the shore. The keyboards whistle slightly in the background for a tasty ambiance. Quite powerful in the postsurf hot rod era way. Great track.

Men From U. N. C. L. E. dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Over reverbed vibrato throbbed spy surf. The muddiness makes this tune even less interesting than it already is.

Surf Party dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a thick power drive version of the Astronauts' films score. It's got plenty of drive.