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The Challengers - Moondawg c/w Tidal Wavedotdotdot
artworkThis single is taken from the Challengers' second album, The Challengers Go Surfing With Lloyd Thaxton.
Picks: Moondawg, Tidal Wave

Track by Track Review


Moondawg dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Derry Weaver's classic pre-surf monster, done with great reverence. A theremin opens this track, but after that, it's a pretty straight cover of the Gamblers' classic. The added organ and subdued chorus are the essential variations, as well as the cleanliness of the track. Good performance and worth a spin.

Tidal Wave dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

An Eddie Bertrand tune from his days with the Belairs. It has energy, and some edge. It is quite like the Belairs would do it. Mostly a simple progression with tinkly piano and stinging guitar solos. Cool.