Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Silver Bullets - Spacedetective c/w Phantoma
|Helsinki's Silver Bullets show that the Fins can indeed play surf well. They are a four piece, with two guitars, bass and drums. This single is definitely surf and very good. The b-side is a great reverby rendering of a 1961 obscuro.|
Picks: Spacedetective, Phantoma
Track by Track Review
Rich tremolo and ominous spy themes are the main idea in The Silver Bullets' classy "Spacedetective." Great reverb, throbbing tremolo, and double picked magic. This is a really cool track!
This is a wonderful song originally cut by Ken Levy and the Phantoms in 1961. The fantastic melody line and has been covered quite a lot in Europe, but is quite obscure in the US. This surf treatment translates the original's muted tape echo to muted reverb and shimmer. Very cool!