Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Surf Broads - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkThis is Leanne Douglas' band. Aside from a great name, they do three Shadows tunes in a fresh way, with country twang and delicacy. The rest of the disc is a fun set of period covers, including "Be My Baby" (which has been done as a surf instro), "This Magic Moment,"and "Spooky."
Picks: The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt, Dance On, Apache

Track by Track Review


The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a really nice version of the Shadows' "The Rise and Fall Of Flingel Bunt," with a stereo guitar and a bit of an edge, yet respectfully retaining the suave twang of Hank Marvin's intent. The lead guitar is very good!

Dance On dotdotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

A bit of country twang adds spurs and twirl this classic Shadows song. More surfy than the Challengers version, with very richly played guitar. The countrification of "Dance On" is an interesting twist on it.

Apache dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Somewhere between the Shadows, the surf, and the desert lies this variation on one of the most covered instros out there. It's a fresh take, and very enjoyable, with a kind of respectful restraint, yet a little edge.