Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
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artworkThis is shown on their website as a single, but I don't have a copy, so I don't really know if it is a release or just website coolness.
Picks: Squashed!, Keep On Truckin', Add A Nitro, Austin, Mom Blues

Track by Track Review


Squashed! dotdotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

A strong beat and dangerous vibrato second guitar grumble under a trashy lead guitar riff. The drums really stand out on this track. Riff rockin' with strong percussion and solid bass. Pretty cool!

Keep On Truckin' dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Keep On Truckin'" is NOT a Grateful Dead anthem... it's a surfable vibrato twanged circular riffed instro with a dark and inviting melody line. A little more variation and it will be quite a fine surf instro.

Add A Nitro dotdotdotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

Not a Dick Dale clone song as you might suspect from the title, "Add A Nitro" is a rhythmic chord cruncher with a great beat and very interesting guitar line. Dry and chop-chorded, with intense sound. Quite cool!

Austin dotdotdot
Cowboy Garage (Instrumental)

If the title leads you to expect the twang of Texas or the intensity of those big guitars, you'll be in the wrong frame of mind. It does have "that beat," and it is kinda country cool. A tasteful riff with enough changes and atmospherics.

Mom Blues dotdotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

"Mom Blues" is a slow moving moody blues instro with subdued organ and long bass notes. Hinting of San Francisco blues bands circa 1967, it harkens to a sultry night and wincing guitarist. It has all the requisite torture to be a fine blues instro.