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The Chantays - Monsoon c/w Scotch Highsdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis magnificent single followed "Pipeline." Neither side made it to an album. It is essential listening.
Picks: Monsoon, Scotch Highs

Track by Track Review


Monsoon dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Follow up single to "Pipeline," this track is unusual and infectious. It's got an excellent rhythm and just seems to grab the listener. The excellent melody line right perfect, and the piano is very tasty. It appears here in stereo for the first time.

Scotch Highs dotdotdotdotdot
Scottish Surf (Instrumental)

The other side of "Monsoon." Most of the Chantays' material were covers, as was quite common back then. Their originals tended to be really unique and well written. Here, they produced a really nice melody and recording. It has remained in the top ten percent of my sixties surf track faves list for 35 years. This was a grand single... a must have.