Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
60 Watts - SoundClickdotdotdot
artworkThese seven tracks are all culled from SoundClick. I don't know anything about these guys. The sound is very demo, and I think the recordings were made too soon. There are some very cool melodies among the songs.
Picks: Untitled, Fame Out, A Lucky Break In The Clouds, Zombie Waltz, We Don't Need No Stinkin' Lyrics, Surfin' Turf, Monster Chiller Horror Theater

Track by Track Review


Untitled dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A nifty melody line captures you imagination. The glissandos are a bit rough and seem placed just because there are supposed to be some in surf. This track is untitled, don't ask me why.

Fame Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A catchy melody line and infectious energy romp through this fanciful instro. "Fame Out" is a murky mono track displaying a fine surf instro. I've heard this song somewhere before, but cannot recall. The actual title alludes me.

A Lucky Break In The Clouds dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The waves lap the shore, a Walk Don't Run rhythm erupts, then an original melody line ensues. Nicely placed glissandos separate verses. The riff is very surfy, and the imagery is just what the title declares. Very cool!

Zombie Waltz dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

As the song unfold, the energy rises and the drums race. Once into the main section, it loses some energy in part because of the light lead guitar playing compared to the too-prominent bass.

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Lyrics dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Reverby kick drum, modern rock bass, and a classy melody line double picked in almost dribbling fashion. This reminds me somewhat of the writing of the super obscure eighties LA band Big Wednesday. Quite a cool song.

Surfin' Turf dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surfin' Turf" is a very pedestrian instro, and the melody line is stiff, as is the rest of the performance.

Monster Chiller Horror Theater dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A great drum pattern backs a somewhat nervous guitar and bass. I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's a little like a moodier way of playing like the Evasions.