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The Beachcombers - Samoa c/w Lone Survivordotdotdotdot
artworkRichie Podolor magic on this two-sided groover. The a-side later became "The Quiet Surf."
Picks: Samoa, Lone Survivor

Track by Track Review


Samoa dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is easily one of my favorite all time surf instros, and it's Richie Podolor on guitar and penmanship, of course. What a grand sound. The Mermen do this very well. It became "Quiet Surf" when it was recorded for the Rising Surf album. This is simply stunning, with rolling exotic tom toms and a totally different treatment than the more familiar Richie Allen & the Pacific Surfers' session.

Lone Survivor dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Beachcombers' superb "Lone Survivor" has a decidedly cool and sad lagoon feel. Richie Podolor plugged his guitar directly into the mixing board, feeding that to an acoustic echo chamber for a unique guitar sound and style.