Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Straight 8's - Never Return To Me
|Rockabilly stalwarts The Straight 8's saw fit to cut three instros for Never Return To Me. Quite nice, and one is darn surfable.|
Picks: Ground Zero, Ironsides
Track by Track Review
A bit of lighter "Telstar"-like warbling opens "Ground Zero," which is a basic rocker with more edge than melody, though its rootsy grinder rhythm is compelling.
Surf Rockabilly (Instrumental)
Moody bass and very cool drums ease in long guitar notes. This is lush and compelling, in a slow tribal sensual way. Very cool! "Ironsides" is somewhat suggestive of The Cadillac Angels, not in style exactly, but in tonal quality.
Stereotypical Indian drums introduce this mostly "normal" rockabilly instro. Fun, and the slower parts are very strong.