Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Satan's Pilgrims - Around The World With...dotdotdot
artworkGreat CD. The pilgrims have captured some mighty surfy stuff here. I like this better than any prior issue, by a lot. The covers are good, but the originals are the best. Congratulations, guys.
Picks: Spanish Head, Theme From Beat Girl, Wave, Downshiftin', Malaguena, The Fountain, Devil's Punchbowl, Hamilton Beach, Ginza Lights, The Godfather, La Cazuela

Track by Track Review


Spanish Head dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Wow! What a cool sound and infectious progression! Can you say "surf'? Whammy cords, cool riffs, and driving beat. Quite a tasteful instro.

Theme From Beat Girl dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

John Barry's theme from the film of the same name. Much better than the original and on a par with the Laika and the Cosmonauts version, though quite different.

Wave dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sorta "Tequila" on Krakatoa - mid tempo cool.

Downshiftin' dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tom toms a la "Everybody Up!" into a great progression. Thunder and fire!

Malaguena dotdotdotdot
Flamenco Surf (Instrumental)

Ernesto Lacuona's great song, first turned into a surf classic by this Minneapolis band. It's a fiery infectious must-have track. Major energy and finesse. There is no finer flamenco surf than this. Infectious, rhythmic, powerful.

The Fountain dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Davie Allan's tune from the soundtrack of Skaterdater. Big drama and coolness.

Devil's Punchbowl dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thin sound! A heavy track. The performance shreds. A fuller sound would make it an ominous monster... HOT!

Hamilton Beach dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Quirky melody line - not too surfy except in a Shadows / Challengers way, with dumb "Hamilton Beach" speech overdubbed.

Ginza Lights dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Lots of energy and fun surfed up this Ventures Japanese rarity.

The Godfather dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Surfin' Mafiosi! It works. The Greek dance thing a la the Woodies "Zorba's Last Ride" is mighty cool. Very up tempo. Great

La Cazuela dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"La Cazuela" is a very cool track!? Deluxe reverb, Spanish flamenco, rich surf style. This mid tempo song is very good listening, with a bit of sadness, but mostly upbeat. A fine melody line and chunky rhythm. I love it!