Post by jimmyandthesharks on Sept 9, 2010 9:18:26 GMT -7
Another Review from Phil Dirt and Reverb Central:
Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Deadlies - Meet The Deadlies
The Deadlies play a host of riffin' bluesy instros and selected tracks from disc 4 of Cowabunga - The Surf Box. The drums rock and the bass is rock solid. The guitar plays rootsy riff-based progressions a lot, some of which are really compelling. I'm not quite sure where to place these guys - part surf, blues based, country edged, and occasional roots rock. Picks: Save The Waves, Pier Pressure, B6 Shuffle, Morgan Speaks, Mojave Dry Run, P. B. and J., Another Nashville Rash Track by Track Review
Teahupo'o Surf Rock (Instrumental)
Rhythmically writhing and pulsing, "Teahupo'o" seems to be just about that. Not particularly melodic, and very rock dominated. Tuff drums and bass, and kinda jammy and proggy.
Save The Waves Surf (Instrumental)
This is a tuff cover of The Surfdusters' "Save The Waves." Solid, reverby, and powerful. It's loud and aggressive, and rides on a thundering beat. Melodically strong, hooky, and dramatic.
Pier Pressure Surf Rock (Instrumental)
Teisco Del Rey's "Pier Pressure" is darkened and toned down a taste from the original. Heavy and rough textured, with strong drums and pulsing bass.
B6 Shuffle Surf Blues (Instrumental)
"B6 Shuffle" is an interesting track with dominant drums. The guitar riff is fun and entertaining. The underlying structure is blues, but there's significantly more than that going on.
Guitar Hero Rock (Instrumental)
The drums pump and the bass grumbles as the guitar riffs on the wave they create. Verging on surf, "Guitar Hero" is mostly about the drums. The riff is too unchanging.
Morgan Speaks Surf Rock (Instrumental)
"Morgan Speaks" is an almost jangly number that moves slowly and gently. It's quite mellow, with a visual melody line that paints a portrait of a rainy day on the coast. It's fairly unchanging, but it's so pleasant that the dependable nature of it adds to its charm. Very nice.
Mojave Dry Run Surf (Instrumental)
"Mojave Dry Run" has a delightful surf rhythm. The cycling riff is intriguing and delivered with some textural and register variation, keeping it fresh. Its metronome-like reliability gives it a hypnotic feeling, though its angularity and tonal edge prevent slipping into that abyss. The long fuzz note bending is really a nice touch. Excellent!
P. B. and J. Surf Rock (Instrumental)
"P. B. and J." is way more tribal cool than the reliable peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is a very moody number with an undulating rhythm and percussion. While quite simple, the beat really makes this stand out. Hard not to like.
Mayhem At Pillar Point Surf Blues Rock (Instrumental)
"Mayhem At Pillar Point" is bluesy, riffy, and on the dark side. It's a very pleasant track with a jammy structure and hot rod roots driving sound.
Another Nashville Rash Surf Rock (Instrumental)
Interesting string bending and lumbering drums with moody bass. "Another Nashville Rash" cycles through a circular pattern as it opens. Once it arrives, there is a cool riff that's a bit like Armageddon's "Buzzard," but much lower energy and rounder sounding. Punchy and brooding with oomph. There's a bit of swamp rock and country jive here too.
Double H Surf Blues (Instrumental)
"Double H" is a bluesy jam with baggies on. Stax-Volt angular and cycling structure.
Splat! Surf Rock (Instrumental)
Starting off bit like "Echo Flower Blues," then migrating into a string of familiar riffs. Fun and light weight, with strong drums.
Pig Farm Country Rock (Instrumental)
Circular country rockin' chicken lickin' fun with an edgy back porch sound. Get on your gingham and prepare to picnic in the hay.
KeithA: Hueter Toledo....that business is gone to the dogs
Jun 26, 2020 8:22:26 GMT -7
easyed: Guitar Z, I encountered to ultimate garbage raiding combo once. We'd been having problems with the garbage cans being raided by raccoons for weeks. Late in the evening I heard rattling at the cans. I went out and found that he'd allied with a skunk. "OK"
Jun 30, 2020 11:40:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: EasyEd - Someone at work topped us both. The inside of their car had been somewhat ransacked. They were blaming their son. They checked the video. It was a Bear! I'll stick with the racoons, skunks, foxes, and squirrels.
Jul 1, 2020 16:47:50 GMT -7
bigboki: In this age and time when everybody are struggling and especially S&Ms I am amazed to see that kind of ignorance. I am really sorry for your experience dear Dr Z but it is for the better. You don't want to do business with those kind of people anyway.
Jul 4, 2020 8:17:40 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Didn't want to restart the plumbing thread, so I figured I'd ShoutBox this. How the heck does cleaning the aerator on a faucet cause a leak to start under the faucet? Huh? Arggggh!!!!
Jul 10, 2020 7:40:17 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle Experience: well, Mike, it shouldn't have been the cause of a leak. double-check your work.
Jul 10, 2020 12:56:49 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I updated in the Plumbing thread that the Moen website says that a faulty aerator can cause a handle/base leak. Eiyy! I really don't understand how plumbing works. I was ready to double check all connections. But, the leaking stopped with cleaned Aerator.
Jul 11, 2020 18:13:56 GMT -7
jhen86 (jordan): Just got an email from Sweetwater rep that Z Wreck Jr's are back in stock. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
Jul 28, 2020 10:57:28 GMT -7
Lefty (Lefty): Say a prayer for me fellas, I'm going to replace a bathroom faucet this weekend.
Jul 30, 2020 8:26:34 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Make sure you use your plumbers tape.
Jul 30, 2020 12:21:50 GMT -7
doctorice: Just replaced a kitchen faucet. Hardest part was getting the old one out -- had a weird flange on it. Good luck, Matt!
Jul 31, 2020 8:02:26 GMT -7
steiner: Just payed the plumer to replace a faucet and drains. Finally have non-leaking, speedy draining sinks!!!
Aug 4, 2020 8:08:03 GMT -7
GuitarZ: After finally training myself after 4 days to not bother trying to turn on the guest bathroom light because of the power outage, I just found myself bracing for the sound of the generator as I opened the garage door and it's now quiet. Power Back!
Aug 7, 2020 16:51:10 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: Mid-way thru the renovation .... waiting for the dust to settle before the next amp is thru the door ....
Aug 21, 2020 5:45:37 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Add 'hair cutter' to my resume in addition to colorist. Not quite at 'hair stylist', but still no tears from the Mrs.
Aug 29, 2020 14:29:26 GMT -7
walt: I'm framing a music/rehearsal/recording space in my basement,and was unpleasently reminded of how much I hate toenailing 2x4's together.
Aug 30, 2020 17:41:54 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Oh Man! My drummer built his own studio back about 25 years ago. I still remember lugging that drywall down to the basement. He did drywall, insulation, drywall. So, there was a lot of drywall!
Aug 31, 2020 16:15:11 GMT -7