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The Bikini Beach Band - Some Might Saydotdotdot
artworkThree songs from Leave Home plus a lovely version of "Sweet Child 'O Mine." This is worth the price of admission for "Popcorn" alone.
Picks: Some Might Say, Mission Impossible, Sweet Child O' Mine, Popcorn

Track by Track Review


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Cool Pop (Instrumental)

Whining guitar slides, and a spirited, almost credible arrangement, and hinting of the hits gone by we all love to hate. Actually, this is among the better tracks, more surfable, though only in that sidestep Ventures way.

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Television Spy (Instrumental)

This television theme is slightly updated, but retains the cheese whip intentions of Lalo Schifrin, right down to the period bongos. Cool, but I think I'd not place it at the head of the CD as track 1

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Surf (Instrumental)

While a very lovely cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine," this is one song that has been brought down off metal-mountain to ballad valleys by many already. Nonetheless, this is a splendid track with a soft romantic sound. Just plain pretty, and nicely arranged.

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Theater Snack (Instrumental)

This is surprisingly close to the Hot Butter rendition, only more so... maybe like a frothy "Miss You" (Rolling Stones) played at the laundromat. Jeepers!