Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Mitch Schecter - Shorelinedotdotdot
artworkMitch Schecter is the guitarist with the Rip Chords. These tracks from 2004 are well though out, with a couple lending themselves to true surf styling without too much change. Good melody lines and varied ideas.
Picks: Surfin' Garage, The Lonely Dragstrip, XYZ-Car, Off The Line, Desert Cycle Run, Sunset On The Shoreline

Track by Track Review

Surfin' Garage dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In the spirit of the films of the sixties and the bands across America, "Surfin' Garage" is cool instro with bongos and a warm melody riff. While I like this, I can imagine it absolutely ripping double picked in reverb. A fine track.

The Lonely Dragstrip dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"The Lonely Dragstrip" shimmers with vibrato. The melody is very soothing. The swirly guitar effects create a bit of warmth. Like other tracks here, imagining Fender reverb just makes it all the more enticing. The "Endless Summer" style chorus adds to the summer feeling.

XYZ-Car dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

On the light and jazzy side, not unlike the trend among surfers with bands in the early nineties, "XYZ-Car" has a watery feeling and haunted sound. Pretty and motion oriented.

Off The Line dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Damped rhythm of an R&B nature, a gutty riff, and a tweaky melody line together in a catchy little number that's fun and bouncy.

Desert Cycle Run dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Desert Cycle Run" has a cactus feeling and a haunted desert sound. Vibrato and dry air, and a bit of loneliness. It's a pretty and engaging song with rich twang. It's moody and scenic too.

Sunset On The Shoreline dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Sunset On The Shoreline" has a movie scene feeling about it. It portrays a sadness and sense of renewal from the ocean's view. Quite nice.