Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Slackjaw - S/Tdotdotdotdot
artworkNow known as Slacktone, this is the first cassette release from one of the greatest band in surf today, back when they were just wee lads.
Picks: Tidal Wave, Chaos, Mysterioso, PCH, Rosarito 3-Day, Goldfinger, Skateboard Commando, Hit Man

Track by Track Review

Tidal Wave dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Can you spell M-O-N-S-T-E-R? Dave Wronski is a major guitar hero, and there is no better surf drummer than Dusty Watson. This track completely abuses you before it's through, like a 1 second drop down a fifty foot face only to be placed gently on the beach. You should hear 'em do this live!

Chaos dotdotdot
Whammy Dip Unique Surf (Instrumental)

Odd chords and chunky sound with rounded notes and whammy-dip accents. A cool tune with unusual changes.

Mysterioso dotdotdotdot
Jazzy Spy Surf (Instrumental)

What a chunky intro and what a jazzy harmonic transition! Spy-like, ominous, and gorgeous too!

PCH dotdotdotdot
Surfabilly Twango (Instrumental)

Surfabilly skate thrash twang at 90 miles per hour. A really cool fifties progression for the nineties. It's not the decade of style origin, it's what you do with it! Very happy and infectious.

Rosarito 3-Day dotdotdotdot
MexiSurf (Instrumental)

Mexican flavored with a real sense of cruisin' down the road South of the border for fishing and tequila sunrises.

Goldfinger dotdotdotdot
Slithering Spy Surf (Instrumental)

Almost lap steel delivery in slow slithering beauty. A great rendition of the most familiar of all spy themes.

Skateboard Commando dotdotdotdot
Curbshootin' Speed Surf (Instrumental)

Shootin' the curb at 45 mph into oncoming pedestrians with badges... oops! Infectious melody line and great drums.

Hit Man dotdotdotdot
Speedster Spy Surf (Instrumental)

Dave and Dusty did this with Jon and the Nightriders, and Dusty does it with Agent Orange, but there is not better version than this. It's blazing! A Euro styled melody on a surf platform played with intensity.