Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Shig 33 - Breeze and Idotdotdot
artworkThis set of five demos is in a Shadows vein, but with many overtones and textures beyond that limited style. "Hang 'em High" and "Breeze and I" are particularly noteworthy.
Picks: Hang 'em High, Breeze and I, Husky Team, Lonely One, Too Much Tequila

Track by Track Review


Hang 'em High dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

This is very earthy and swimming in distant reverb, with great surf and spaghetti western credentials. "Hang 'em High" inverts the eerie piercing intent with a spooky and beautiful air. Quite stunning.

Breeze and I dotdotdotdot
Euro Surf (Instrumental)

Shigemi Komiyama takes this venerable classic into Shadows style territory, but with surf tone. Exotic percussion and a soft sound, almost like the Challengers without the piano, gives this a very pretty sound.

Husky Team dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a spunky Shadowsy adventure in melodic riff rock, with an outdoor feel. Excellent guitar work and fine drumming combine to create a rich arrangement.

Lonely One dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The melody line is carried by a guitar / bass duet, which provides a sorta Jet Harris / Tony Meehan sound. "Lonely One" is a nice soft track.

Too Much Tequila dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Infectious stop-start rhythms and percussion give Chuck Rio's playful tune a refined edge. Softly rocks.