Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Boss Martians - 13 Evil Tales
|The Boss Martians continue to produce competent low energy performances on disc. About half instro as before, Boss Martians fans will dig it.|
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Track by Track Review
Fuzz Organ Surf (Instrumental)
Fuzz lead with organ and a surf guitar. A simple progression more suited to a backtrack. Almost too repetitious.
Organ Surf (Instrumental)
The Pyramids' "Contact" serves as the backtrack with organ lead. Reminds me of the Tiki Tones, but without the humor.
An interesting melody, in a damped mix, with a delicate surf guitar sound. Restrained, but not dismissible... maybe even a little infectious.
Subdued lead, and a sixties studio session feel, i.e. The melody seems contrived and the playing is not particularly spirited.
A cool melody and eerie sounds. A nice performance. It's tracks like this that lead me to believe they can't possibly be this subdued live.
Double A Growler
A cool moody feel with a gimmicky melody. It just doesn't stick after listening.
R&B Surf (Instrumental)
A dumb title, but a nice moody number with a surf / R&B feel to it. Not really melodic, but if the guitar was so busied in such a damped mix, it might be OK.