Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Thee Shatners - Planet Pimp Presents
|San 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
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
Low brow chunky, with some interesting spots where the big chords appear.
"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.
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.
"Miserlou" gets a straight treatment in lo-fi sound. Competent performance of a routine arrangement with some melody errors.
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" 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)
Tribal rhythms and vibrato chunk riffin' onward. "Kirock (I Am)" is kinda fun, but seems like a backtrack waiting for a lead guitar.
Dick Dale' "Surf Beat" is churned out with attack, but not really skill. The horns are just awful!