Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Endless Summer Vol. 2
|This budget cassette from the mid eighties includes two surf instro standards.|
Picks: Pipeline, Diamond Head
Track by Track Review
This is it. This track defined surf. It is the archetype! Paul Johnson once told me that when first heard this tune on his car radio, he said Whoa! Wha-at is THAT?, and pulled over to the side of the road to listen. The Chantays defined the classic surf line up, 2 guitars, piano, bass, and drums. Glorious first use of glissandoes, first rhythm guitar dominance in the mix, and just plain essential.
Danny Hamilton's classic instro, and among the very few surf singles the Ventures issued. Classic.