Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Richie Allen - The Rising Surf c/w Surf Beaterdotdotdotdotdot
Two top drawer surf instros from Richard Podolor without the Pacific Surfers' tag. These are the same takes as on the Pacific Surfers albums.
Picks: The Rising Surf

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Instrumental)

Among the prettiest surf instro tracks of all time, Richie Podolor's composition is stunningly crystalline and well crafted. This track delivers imagery of the surf beginning to rise from a placid state, promising but not yet delivering big surf. The tones are characteristically clean and pure, and the melody is most memorable. Thoroughly engaging and emotionally charged!

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Surf (Instrumental)

Rock oriented, poundy, energetic, and with the pace, an odd use of melody. This tune is also know as "Surfers Delight." It's a totally fun choppy tune with lot's of pickage and a wailing' sax bridge. The double picked transitions are speedy, and there are touches of Chuck Berry through out. A good track.