Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Five instros grace this fine live performance from August 22, 1965 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. This website-only release from Sundazed Kustom Shop is wonderful. The performance is precise and typically Trashmen. |
Picks: Baja, Green Onions, Let's Go Trippin', Malaguena, Rumble
Track by Track Review
A previously unreleased demo of Lee Hazelwood's "Baja," recorded in September of '66. Always a great song to hear, the Trashmen treat it with great reverence.
Surfed up and chunky, this is a fine guitar version of the Booker T. and the MG's organ hit. It has lots of flair and cool dribbling guitar notes. Cool track.
This performance of Dick Dale's classic first instro is fairly tepid, played a bit more slowly. It is precise and sounds great, but lacks some of the panache you expect from the Trashmen.
Flamenco Surf (Instrumental)
Ernesto Lacuona's great song, first turned into a surf classic by this Minneapolis band. It's a fiery infectious must-have track. Major energy and finesse. There is no finer flamenco surf than this. Infectious, rhythmic, powerful.
The whammified surf guitar lead is really cool. They varied the original Link Wray idea enough to make it their own, without losing Link's intent. It's chunky and ominous, as required.