Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Walflower Complexion - The Walflower Complexion
|This obscure album of low quality garage covers includes four rather interesting instros with some surf and some psych leanings. Given its distance from American garages, this Bogota, Colombia band was aurally inventive when not singing.|
Picks: Chris's B's, Blue Bells, Sapphire, Jack The Ripper
Track by Track Review
The title may suggest blues, and there is some of that, but "Chris's B's" is more of an evolving demented jam in a psychedelic space. Just a progression that gets faster and faster with hints of manic Yardbirds double picked guitar. You'll be nervous by the time it's all through.
Reverb guitar and a playful riff. Mostly jam like, but still surfable and frantic is a psychedelic manner. Surf in a faraway post surf world.
This is a slow oozer that speeds up after its introduction, with chanted calls to his girlfriend "Sapphire." It eventually becomes intense in a nervous sort of way. Part jam, part melody, and on the stiff side, yet strangely engaging.
This is an unusual take on Link Wray and his Raymen's "Jack The Ripper" owing some arrangement elements to The Valiants. It's not delicate like that, but otherwise it has quite a bit in common. Garagy cool!