Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Bearsville Anthology
|This is a nicely done cross section of track from the Bearsville label. It includes their only surf release, "Pipeline '78" from Roger Powell.|
Picks: Pipeline '78
Track by Track Review
This is a fine single. The concept is postmodern surf. There is little resemblance to the original Chantays recording, except of course in the melody. The drums are the thing, and they are heavily processed electronic whizbangs with loads of phasing and cool sounds. Nary a traditional thought was at hand the day this was cut, but as seventies surf goes, this is one dandy little gem.