Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Davie Allan - War Path c/w Beyond The Blue
|This was Davie's first single. The "Cu" in Cude is Mike Curb, his long time label head and nemesis. This single shows just how melodic Davie's writing is, and how great his pre-fuzz playing was. Exquisite, and damn rare. Issued in 1963.|
Picks: War Path, Beyond The Blue
Track by Track Review
It is an Indian styled surf tune of unusual brilliance. It has a great melody, and a great sound. A totally infectious single! The first of four versions of this tune, this being pretty dry, with nice string bending, and great damped picking transitions. I find this to be one of Davie's prettiest tunes, and this version is very nice.
"Beyond The Blue" is slow, shiny, surfy, and really pretty. Davie isn't just a fuzz monster. This melodic and flowing track is one of the great surf obscuros.