Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Challengers - Moondawg c/w Tidal Wave
|This single is taken from the Challengers' second album, The Challengers Go Surfing With Lloyd Thaxton.|
Picks: Moondawg, Tidal Wave
Track by Track Review
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.
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.