Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Royal Fingers - Speed Crazydotdotdot
artworkThis single displays more of the the thin lo-fi mono sound as found on their CD. Too bad, 'cuz "Voo Doo King" rocks!
Picks: Speed Crazy, Voo Doo King, Ski A Go Go

Track by Track Review

Speed Crazy
Surf (Instrumental)

Chunkin' off a low brow riff rocker in ultra distorted crappola sound. The song itself is too repetitive to be interesting, except for the damped verse, and the sound is so bad that it wouldn't matter if it was great.

Voo Doo King dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Despite the ultra crap sound, "Voo Doo King" is quite a cool number, with tribal drums and a fine lead line, as well as one very spirited performance. Kinda Bo Diddley-ish, and very infectious. The soft delicate bridge is very pretty, with middle eastern flourishes.

Ski A Go Go dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Ski A Go Go" is another low brow exercise, closer to the plunder of "Speed Crazy" than the brilliance of "Voo Doo King." Just so-so.