Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Surfonics - 1988 Demodotdotdot
artworkAfter the fall of the first version of the Reverbs, Geoff Stitch and company reformed under the name Surfonics. This demo from the Surfonics was recorded October 4, 1988 in rehearsal.
Picks: Let's Go Jam, 6 Pack, Bulldog

Track by Track Review

Let's Go Jam dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a party jammin' take of the Routers' cheer leader hit "Let's Go." Nothing special, except that it's all reverbed out and not far from what the Ron Wilson and the Surfaris did with it in the mid eighties.

6 Pack dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Sandals' "Six Pack" is a nice choice, given the date of this recording. Most of their music was not covered by the surfbands of the day. Additionally, it's a good vehicle for the Surfonics. Straight cover with genuine honesty.

Bulldog dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Fireballs' immortal "Bulldog" is reverently done, with a delicate delivery as required, and a good sense of the original's purpose. Quite nice.