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Davie Allan - War Path c/w Beyond The Bluedotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis was Davie's first single, reissued in 1964 on Marci. This single shows just how melodic Davie's writing is, and how great his pre-fuzz playing was. Exquisite, and damn rare.
Picks: War Path, Beyond The Blue

Track by Track Review


War Path dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"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.