Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los Twang! Marvels - S/Tdotdotdotdot
artworkThis five-song CD from Twang Marvels is simply great. Inventive and original music with energy and a grin. Marvelous!
Picks: Cannonball, Corazon Contento, Fly Of The Bumblebee, A Phantom On The Highway, Ripping Waves

Track by Track Review


Cannonball dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Richly dark and built on a great rolling beat, "Cannonball" carries you along as it races along the rails in the night. This is a wonderfully inviting song with a very infectious galloping beat. This is not the Lee Hazelwood / Duane Eddy song.

Corazon Contento dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Corazon Contento" is a fairly traditional sounding Mexican style melody, with swimming whammy chords and organ. Great drums.

Fly Of The Bumblebee dotdotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight Of The Bumble Bee" is arranged quite originally. t swirls and prances, and the guitars circulate with great grins upon their faces. Wonderful!

A Phantom On The Highway dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Heavy open road thunder pumps "A Phantom On The Highway" like a dark rider's anthem should. Great surf guitar lines and a relentless sense of iron horse motion. Excellent!

Ripping Waves dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

An original riff idea to open the song gives way to an exciting and adventurous open road kind of surf instro. "Ripping Waves" is entirely fun, and bears repeated listening. The hooks are just great.