Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|This is the first full length for Los Walkysons. It's part vocal, part instro, and spans surf and spy and spaghetti and Northwest frat rock. A thoroughly fun release! Vocals are "Legend Of The Dude," "Wild Dance," "It's Not Easy," "Let's Go To The Beach," and "Do The Dengue."|
Picks: Belmez Faces, J.A.J., Tabernas, Arrabassada, Thrill-Seekers, Our Man In Lisboa, Lenin's Mummy (Goes To The Pipeline), Mile Zero, Walkysons Walk, El Tio Camunas
Track by Track Review
"Belmez Faces" is a bouncy and adventurous song with a cool riff and churchy organ. A solid composition that's very enjoyable. This is a happy song with a carnival sound and the feel of "Washington Square." That's not bad, just a characterization of the feel of the song.
Seattle's Dave Lewis wrote this little organ R&B jam. I have to say, this is a pretty darn cool version of his claim to fame. Not just reverent, but much more intense. Fun track.
"Tabernas" is a fine track with rich guitar and a moody melody line. The stereo chorus is right out of a Hollywood interpretation of a spaghetti western. It's a splendid track, with jaws harp, whistling, Morricone grunts, and a great big grin!
Surf 'n' Rod (Instrumental)
This is a fast double picked track with a hot rod melody that races to the finish line. On the spaghetti western side of surf, "Arrabassada" rocks and shoots the curl. very cool!
Hot Rod Adventure (Instrumental)
Surf 'n' rod meet head on in this picturesque and bouncy instro. "Thrill-Seekers" is an apt title for this song. Crunchy and energy feed, it's fun and groovy too.
On the spy side of the aisle, "Our Man In Lisboa" is rightly melodic and spunky. It has exactly the right melody line for the genre, and is pure fun.
Lenin's Mummy (Goes To The Pipeline)
Cossack Surf (Instrumental)
What a great title! Cossack shouts of "hey" and double picked surf guitar atop a chunky rhythm section. "Lenin's Mummy (Goes To The Pipeline)" is a mighty fun track with a catchy riff and spunky fun. Totally enjoyable!
This is a solid version of the Surf Trio's "Mile Zero," with ample spunk and grodie edge on the guitar. A fine performance and solid compressed sound.
This is an organ instro in the Northwest tradition. It could have been lifted right off stage in Tacoma in '62. Spunky fun!
"El Tio Camunas" is a spooky spy-like song with some cool organ work and a sad mystery about the melody line. The carnival edge adds a sense of twisted vision. Very cool!