Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Knights - I Don't Need You
|This is a variation on the Collectables CD, issued on vinyl only, with some different tracks. Albuquerque was home to this band. They ruled the roost for a while. Several instros grace the grooves.|
Picks: Precision, Cut Out, Moon Beam, Lonely By The Sea
Track by Track Review
Pop Surf (Instrumental)
Opening with pomp, this rhythm dominated track sports a lead guitar playing a melody influenced by "Mariah," but not "like" it. The country backtrack, the dry tone, and the very fine arrangement bring this to fruition. Excellent view into pop-rock instro history. Very enjoyable. This was the A-side of Delta single 2048.
"Cut Out" was the B-side of Delta single 2048. It's like cross between the Fireballs rhythm sense and Link Wray' for light days, with surfy tones and a very friendly riff.
This fine slowdance tune sports Ventures whammy and some reverb. The melody is pretty, and the whammy gives it an island feel. "Moon Beam" was the A-side of Red Feather 18401.
This is a very slow piece, like the Safaris' "Lonely Surf Guitar" (not the Surfaris - on Valiant), but much less intense. "Lonely By The Sea" was the B-side to "Moon Beam." The use of delay in lieu of reverb gives it a more plaintiff sound. Excellent.