Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Born Bad - Volume 5
|This from-vinyl series collects songs influencing the Cramps sort of. This volume includes three instros.|
Picks: Chop Suey Rock, Rompin', Storm Warning
Track by Track Review
Chop Suey Rock
A sorta oriental riff and a basic fifties sound, with the sax in the lead and the piano pumping.
The guitar tone is in the pre-surf groove, hinting of reverb to come. The backtrack is basic one chord rockin' jive. No melody, just a riff and some chunk, and a chorus so you don't get bored. The sax in the break is both nasty and restrained.
Dr. John before he morphed into the Night Tripper plays a trashy heavily vibratoed riff rocker. Very primitive in a Bo Diddley kinda way, with lots of flare and pizzazz. Great throbbing rhythm.