Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Summer Means Fun
|This two record set contains a scant three isnros, but it's worth the filler unless you already have this stuff. It was issued in 1982.|
Picks: Pipeline, Miserlou, Jersey Channel Islands - Part 7
Track by Track Review
Echo Surf (Instrumental)
This is spectacular. The pompous piano intro, followed by the extended power glissando come fanfare leads directly into an extended performance that is powerful and effective. The drums are echoed, which is a bit annoying, and the guitar is delayed instead of reverbed, but the ringing chords and rockabilly treatment of the rhythm section make this a unique and playful version of the Chantays' classic.
Studio Surf (Instrumental)
This studio session of Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher is closer to real surf than anything else they did together. The performance is tight and the arrangement pretty standard. The trumpet is not fiery as required, and the lead guitar seems like it was played at too low a volume. Some nice piano work, however.
Jersey Channel Islands - Part 7
This is completely out of place here. It's a monster, with stinging guitar, shredding double picking, and the first known use of fuzz bass on record. Super high energy. The sax break has all the markings of a Steve Douglas blast.