Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
White Trash Minstrels - Dark Nights Of White Trashdotdotdot
artworkWith the drive of the Ape Men, but without the double picking or speed. The sound is lo-fi, but much of the music is worth seeking out. The White Trash Minstrels are from The Hague.
Picks: Dark Brown Suit, Triumph Of The Will, Caravan, Guantita, Besame Mucho, New Moon, Capricorn One, Bermuda Triangle, Fistfull Of Pesos, Lonely Hunter

Track by Track Review


Dark Brown Suit dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Riff rockin' surf trash, speedy and suave, with great drums and a catchy riff. It's a wild ride on the crest of a messy wall about to crash on the rocks.

Triumph Of The Will dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Chorded and melodic, this is a solid adventure in aquatic visions. Not exactly surf, but with some really nice moments, and amply loud.

Caravan dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Duke Ellington's "Caravan" is given a trashy organ bed that dominates this loungie surf exploration. It's cute, but not particularly durable.

Guantita dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dramatic, slightly Italian, over reverbed, and moody. "Guantita" has a distant and dangerous feel, and maybe a bit of the spy theme about it.

Besame Mucho dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The classic "Besame Mucho" is delivered in a non threatening almost bland arrangement. It doesn't demand attention or stay in RAM very long after playing.

New Moon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a nicely written piece, with a sad melody in a slightly Italian vein. While pretty, it's also just a little dangerous, like a Mafia love theme.

Capricorn One dot
Surf (Instrumental)

Prancy organ and guitar go-go stuff... fun but unmemorably jam oriented.

Bermuda Triangle dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In the lore of the sea, the "Bermuda Triangle" is where you take your boat to lose it... this is slightly sad and a little playful, but not at all mysterious or of the lost at sea variety. past the title mismatch, it's a pleasant softly delivered number with appeal and warmth.

Fistfull Of Pesos dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is tasty Italian/Mexican inspired piece with fine vibrato and a picturesque melody. Probably the best track here, "Fistfull Of Pesos" displays rumble and power in a mid tempo format. Shimmering and a little ominous.

Lonely Hunter dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Low-E reverb gangster surf with a Morricone feel and a cool arrangement. A little chord heavy, but gutsy and awash in reverb and vibrato. It's maybe a blend of the Treble Spankers and the Ape Men in a lo-fi environment.