Friday, September 09, 2005

The Flames: Scorched Earth (Hot Spot H 101)

I hate when this happens. One of my all-time faves and I can't find any information on it. Maybe there is some out there, but when Google turns up fifty million different combinations, you could be on the damn computer the whole day and still not find what you're looking for. Such is life.

But let it be said here and now that this is a true smoker of an instrumental. And it's definitely as wild as the title suggests.
There's no explosions on it or anything like that, but it's still got a crazy combo sound that pushes it onward and upward.

We open with the drummer kicking in a 100 mph beat, followed by bass and a low guitar twang, topped off with a bit of farfisa. Then it all kicks off as the band shouts out "1-2-3-4." Next, we get this really cool Ventures-style twangy guitar with the drummer trying to avoid the verge of going out of control. Then, the farfisa comes roaring back and the recipe is complete.
An instrumental cooker is yours right up until the fade out.

It can be frustrating when information on certain records is lost through time. But I'd prefer not to dwell on that. I'm just glad that this record is still here among us and that I can finish wearing out the copy I have if I choose to do so. If you run across this, you can to, and may I recommend you do.


keaneyes said...

The Flames had another single on Hot Spot (103) - "Williams Estate".

Brian Marshall said...

Thanks again for the info, Keaneyes.