Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Thee Shatners - Planet Pimp Presentsdotdot
artworkSan Francisco surf trash... neither remarkable nor memorable. Lo-fi in the poor sound sense.
Picks: Green Blooded Love, He's Dead Jim, Warp Drive, Klingon Boarding Party, Mr. Sulu, Beam Big Daddy Beam, Uhuru, Kirock (I Am), Surf Beat

Track by Track Review


Green Blooded Love dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fairly mindless riff rocker with reverb. Not melodic at al. Injected with half hearted shouts of "Green Blooded Love."

He's Dead Jim dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Low brow chunky, with some interesting spots where the big chords appear.

Warp Drive dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Warp Drive" is more interesting, with an interesting riff and a solid delivery. Not very melodic, but the progression works well. The break is pretty boring.

Klingon Boarding Party dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A military beat underpins a big chord reverberator. It's Link Wray's "El Toro" sludged down and reverbed. The voicings detract from an otherwise pretty solid track.

Mr. Sulu dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Miserlou" gets a straight treatment in lo-fi sound. Competent performance of a routine arrangement with some melody errors.

Beam Big Daddy Beam dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is quite an interesting track. Damped chop chords and effects. Not melodic exactly, but creative and very playful. More like a frat jam, yet fun and catchy. The performance is excellent.

Uhuru dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Uhuru" stakes its life on a riff that doesn't hold up over time. It's driven hard and they're having fun, but it just doesn't cut the mustard.

Kirock (I Am) dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tribal rhythms and vibrato chunk riffin' onward. "Kirock (I Am)" is kinda fun, but seems like a backtrack waiting for a lead guitar.

Surf Beat
Surf (Instrumental)

Dick Dale' "Surf Beat" is churned out with attack, but not really skill. The horns are just awful!