Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Sin-Tones - Surf-O-Ghetti!
|Toronto's The Sin-Tones play an unpretentious and thoroughly enjoyable brand of surfabilly. Closer to rockabilly than surf, yet a very good fit in the reverb cafe. Seven instros and six vocals, including "Knot Of Wood," "Mail Order Bride," "Monster Truck-O-Rama," "Trailer Park Sadie," "The Jam Song," and "Yesterday's Tomorrow." |
Picks: The Resurrection Of Joe Clark, (Theme From) Chick Boat, It Could Be... A Breaker Full Of Death, Picked Clean, They Went Thattaway, Final Frontier, Atomic Paradise
Track by Track Review
The Resurrection Of Joe Clark
Crows caw in the afternoon wind as the Sin-Tones launch into "The Resurrection Of Joe Clark," a catchy chord progression influenced by the Graham Ghould' "For Your Love" (Yardbirds), with a chorus and a snappy sound. Surfable whammy and sixties simplicity. Quite cool.
Big twang chords and splashy melody riff with hints of "Rebel Rebel" and a great rockabilly beat. There' are a few falsetto lines that seem to just make it more fun.
It Could Be... A Breaker Full Of Death
Danger on the collapsing tube about to hit the rocks. A bit of an edgy Los Straitjackets feel, lots of great vibrato charm, and a gaggle of glissandoes and whammy chords. Great fun!
Cowboy Surfabilly (Instrumental)
"Picked Clean" bounces with a cowboy hoedown beat, a fun and pokey bass line, and dry-surfable riff. Big barn twango!
Galloping cowboy surf with cactus shredding un-chapped shins... shredding glissandos and an amphetamine spaghetti western nervousness. "They Went Thattaway" is muttered here and there. Way fun!
A cactus beat undulates under an infectious riff in the surfabilly mold. Twang chords, a chorus, and quick string slides. "Final Frontier" is simply fun!
"Atomic Paradise" has a middle eastern feel to the melody, which is played out over a jazzy rockabilly beat. It's a brief exit to the CD, timed out at a mere forty-three seconds.