Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Vista IV - 20,000 Leagues
|The Vista IV are the new band from Justin Saragoza (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea). These two demo tracks show solid playing and lots of energy in a traditional vein with ska rhythms.|
Picks: Everybody Up, Scatter Shield
Track by Track Review
The great Fender IV single "Everybody Up" is fired up mightily. Randy Holden used ska rhythms in his '63 and '64 singles, and 20,000 Leagues brings them to the forefront here. The mix is a little murky, but the energy and playing are excellent.
The Surfaris' classic single drives hard, and is arranged to include ska rhythms. The reverb crashes are quite cool, and the break is a nice added touch. Fine performance.