Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Seks Bomba - Operation B.O.M.B.A.dotdotdot
Not the sort of music you'd play from your soul. Seks Bomba plays a Hollywood spy lounge soundtrack variety of puff and roll. Simply fun with a complete lack of serious or art underpinnings. Hipster fluff. Included are vocals like "The Right Track [Baby]" made most familiar by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames from the jazz influenced early sixties British Blues boom. "Last Call" is a slow bluesy last call for alcohol like a Captain Beefheart dementia... really nifty! Lots of post swing fifties influences in the vocal numbers. Lounge in the sense of bad hair and over dramatic singers in corner bars. No surf here, just unpretentious fun.
Picks: Jet City, Theme From "To Kill 89", The Cat, Theme From "Mondo Edgar", Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Klown Kar, Operation B.O.M.B.A., Main Title and Love Theme From "Satan's Shriners", Rum Holiday, The Seks Bomba Theme [part 1], The Seks Bomba Theme [part 2]

Track by Track Review


Jet City dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Jets take off and the big production rises into the sky. Hollywood sets abound... this is certainly polished and well developed.

Theme From "To Kill 89" dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Sultry bass and harmonics with organ... this oozes mysterious happenings and black and white B-movies.

The Cat dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

This almost carnival thing is like a minor Booker T. and the MG's number looking for the cotton candy stand. Slushy fun.

Theme From "Mondo Edgar" dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Ultra cool film score themery with nifty Latin percussion and sultry vibrato... this is one fun number, with it's cool for cats ethics and swimming guitar.

Do You Know The Way To San Jose? dotdotdot
Lounge Fluff (Instrumental)

"Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" is just about as bizarre as they come. Like an adventure on an late sixties studio Moog album for guitar. This sort of thing could only have been born in the studios of the mind where the Swingle Singers hung out and never a real band showed their faces. So, this is about as perfect a replication of the era as you'll find. Not that I can stand it, but certainly well crafted. Think surf, then invert it and make Percy Faith arrange it... this is it.

Klown Kar dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Sideshow Bob lives here... fast swirly carnival of terror. Where's Bart Simpson when you need him? Nearly a "Flight Of The Bumble Bee" sorta speedy mental track.

Operation B.O.M.B.A. dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Out from under a drug induced fog of distortion comes this slow spooky number. Black and white images of turning twisting old houses backlit for effect... Then, there's that darn Lalo Schifrin arrangement.

Main Title and Love Theme From "Satan's Shriners" dotdotdotdot
Middle Eastern Crunch (Instrumental)

Well, some crunch and some guts! This is a tight and punchy track, playful and infectious. It rocks, it rolls, it flows and it drags you along for the ride. The vocal intrusion in the break brings a real sense of the middle east. So, is it a vocal or an instro? You decide. Very cool.

Rum Holiday dotdotdotdot
Exotica (Instrumental)

"Rum Holiday" is a gorgeous guitar exotica piece, well played and very atmospheric. Excellent production values, and lush sound. Melodic, pretty, slightly sad or maybe dangerous. Yup, it's a fave!

The Seks Bomba Theme [part 1] dotdotdot
Horror Lounge (Instrumental)

More carnival of horror rock stuff here. Slow and sick...

The Seks Bomba Theme [part 2] dotdotdot
Spy Lounge (Instrumental)

Big organ combo swirl for the signature of the band.