Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Simon and the Bar Sinisters - Look At Me I'm Cool
|My only prior exposure to Simon and the Bar Sinisters was via a split single last year, which contained some nifty instros. So, here comes a whole CD, and what'd'ya know, the two nifty instros here. This is a pretty solid raw garagie CD, and when you add a couple of surf numbers, well. that just makes everything alright.|
Picks: Surf The Wild Gowanus, Mr. Pickle
Track by Track Review
"Surf The Wild Gowanus" is a bit of an exercise in rhythm progressions for me... The melody line is not too strong, and there's entirely too much kick drum and not enough guitar. Cool, worth a spin, but not over the top.
"Mr. Pickle" is a rippin' surfatory number that's sure to please. Double pickin' here 'n there, glissandoes for the masses, and a pretty big sound.