Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Five hits converted to instro dreams, especially the Electric Prunes' "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)." Goodness!|
Picks: Poison Ivy, Run Baby Run, Pretty Flamingo, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Man Of The World
Track by Track Review
The Coasters' groovy hit "Poison Ivy" gets an interesting interpretation that straddles the Rolling Stones early version and the Ventures' twang. Very warm and friendly, with great British echoed guitar tone.
This is a mighty cool version of the Gestures' Midwest classic "Run, Run, Run." Infectious in this form, it bounces and rocks and warms the monitors. very nice track, with some edge and some suave.
Manfred Mann's glorious strut-her-stuff song gets the shimmer and whammy treatment to great effect. Mighty cool.
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
Seattle's Electric Prunes created such a stir with this when it first hit... under Shig's amazing rearranging guitar, it becomes a whole new thing, yet retains the psycho swirl. Great rhythm guitar glissandoes and pop drama. To paraphrase Donovan, "dig the coolness."
Amazing how emotional this becomes in a soft setting with stinging guitar and moody tone. Magnetic.