Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|With an impeccable pedigree, and a family tree born at the dawn of British rock 'n' roll, this incarnation of the Pirates issued this 4 song ep in 1982. Guitarist Mick Green is one of the great unsung heroes of rock 'n' roll, an innovator and, at the age of forty-plus here, an incredibly powerful player. Backing Green are Frank Farley - drums, and Johnny Spence - bass. Also on this 10" release are the amazing reggae based party anthem "Just Another Party," a ballad, and a straight ahead rock 'n' roll cut.|
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Track by Track Review
This is one of the more original versions of Henry Mancini's television series theme song. They've taken the melody, and backed it with a unique chop-chord stop-start rhythm that's dry, abrasive, and attractive. It's a gnarly, powerful, infectious performance, like Link Wray without sustain. Totally cool! No surf, just incredible rock 'n' roll instrumental madness.