Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Ziggens - Ignoramosdotdotdot
artworkSongs of doubtful parentage, pop of unseemly innocence, and hooks of steel. That's the Ziggens' way. No doubt about their roots (dark beneath their proxylocks), they worship the beach pop, spending uncounted moons bowing to the carefree days of yore. No, their not Beach Boys clones, but they most certainly have that everything is beautiful mentality in much of their music.
Picks: Junipero Serra, Sea Kelp, Surfungus

Track by Track Review


Junipero Serra dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

What a marvelously rhythmic surf track. The damped surf guitar, the driving rhythm, the minor key twang, it's all too cool. This has a rolling gate to it that is unmatched for infectious power and shear coolness. The melody is atypical of surf, more an R&B groove, but the delivery is pure California reverb. They were from Detroit I believe.

Sea Kelp dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This is a suave instro, melodically seaworthy and fun. The rhythm track is playfully infectious, and the lead guitar issues forth a pleasant lead line, un-effected (no reverb). It's a pretty nice track, listenable, entertaining, and with the whistling middle section, it's catchy too.

Surfungus dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Punk energy, thrash tones, power chord progression, but no melody. It's chunky and all, but I kept waiting for a melody line which never appeared.