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The Catalinas - Bail Out c/w Bulletindotdotdot
artworkI don't know if this is related to the Catalinas studio band with Leon Russell, Hal Blaine, Steve Douglas, Bruce Johnston, and Billy Strange. It was issued in '63 I believe, which makes it contemporary.
Picks: Bail Out, Bulletin

Track by Track Review


Bail Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dry guitar plays a riff that's very surf-suitable, with a backtrack that's set apart by the bongos. Nicely arranged and played, "Bail Out" is a fun track with a quieter midsection. Not infectious, but very listenable.

Bulletin dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bulletin" is a faster number with less of a melody line. The bongos romp and the bass thumps while the guitar line is a rockin' little riff. The bongo break is kind of a cross between the "Wipe Out" idea and Preston Epps' "Bongo Rock."