|This collection was originally issued on Anagram in 1985. It is a collection of surf instros and vocals, and some related archival tracks. There are some mighty fine, and otherwise unavailable surf instros here. All are reviewed below. |
If you're a fan of the eighties edgie surf vocals, you'll find plenty of great garage renderings. There's the Barracudas' classic track "I Want My Woodie Back" from their quasi-surf album. The incredibly infectious Surfin' Lungs provide their "Whole Stole Summer?" The Malibooz' are also here with their "308" from their Rhino album. LA's 'B' Girls are included with their well circulated "Fun At The Beach." Bobby Lloyd and the Windfall Profits (great name), of whom I know nothing at all, provide their "Gas Money." Truth and Beauty (another unknown) do an almost valley-speak song titled "Tuff Little Surfer Boy." The Corvettes also do a song about all the fun stuff of a boy's existence called "Girls Cars Girls Sun Girls Surf Girls Fun Girls." The Stickshifts do a Jan and Dean imitation called "Automobile." The Beach Bums have one of the best vocals here with the short title "The Day The Raised The Thames Barrier (And I Rode All The Way To California)." Then, like a missile from the black helicopter boys, Buzz and the B-Days belt out their sicko "Surfin' C. I. A." with the chorus line "Gonna shoot shoot shoot an airliner down" referencing the KAL incident. Totally wacko. Last vocal here is the ancient pre-Deep Purple track from Episode Six called "Mighty Morris Ten." A fun compilation.