Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Terry "Buffalo" Ware - Buffalo Tracksdotdotdot
artworkHighly polished instrumentals, mostly guitar based, with many creative ideas and sounds. I'm not sure why this was submitted to Cowabunga or Reverb Central, except that it is instrumental. There sure isn't any surf here. For an excursion away from the coast, it's a nice ride.
Picks: Caffeine Dreams, Bob's Funhouse, Squirrel Patrol, Hay Fever Waltz, Peaches en Regalia, 3 Part Invention, Around The Block, Bob's Evil Twin, Cruisin' Cleveland County, Drizzle, Let's Make The Water Turn Black, On The Wing, Battle Of Midriff Bulge

Track by Track Review


Caffeine Dreams dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a gentle instro with a commercial feel and smooth sound. melodic and kinda hippie sounding.

Bob's Funhouse dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Slightly sideshow in structure, "Bob's Funhouse" plays with the child inside. There's a grin in every chord.

Squirrel Patrol dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Like Jack The Ripper for the turnpike, "Squirrel Patrol" rolls down an open highway with the top down. This employs an essentially surf structure, though played entirely dry.

Hay Fever Waltz dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

A little country and a little Cat Mother in a clean dry format.

Peaches en Regalia dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Frank Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia" is reverently trickled out, with a slightly updated sound and a little less Zappa mindset. Quite fun.

3 Part Invention dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Classical guitar exercising with charm and precision. Pleasant sophisticated listening.

Around The Block dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Mature guitar inventions, precision delivery, and a warm dry-land melody line. Kinda jazzy.

Bob's Evil Twin dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Twango quirkiness, twerpy playfulness, and subdued humor. can't decide if I like this or not.

Cruisin' Cleveland County dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

This countrified track approaches surf from a melody line point of view, but has much more to do with a country road than water. Nice track.

Drizzle dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Raining polished guitar licks in gentle rivulet which flow from the amp like a summer daydream.

Let's Make The Water Turn Black dotdotdot
MOR (Instrumental)

Kinda sparkling, kinda country acoustic, sorta bouncy. A nice track for an afternoon adventure down by the creek.

On The Wing dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Slide guitar, buffed playing, a wispy feel, and a carefree riff. Quite frothy.

Battle Of Midriff Bulge dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Plinky barroom meandering, sometimes a bit angular, which yields to a round about guitar riff. Guts everywhere, but not a drop of courage. Floaty and hopeful.