Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Chantays - Deram RE-D 1397
|This UK ep includes four tracks from The Chantays' first album. You can't miss with this band!|
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Track by Track Review
This is it. This track defined surf. It is the archetype! Paul Johnson once told me that when first heard this tune on his car radio, he said Whoa! Wha-at is THAT?, and pulled over to the side of the road to listen. The Chantays defined the classic surf line up, 2 guitars, piano, bass, and drums. Glorious first use of glissandos, first rhythm guitar dominance in the mix, and just plain essential.
Epic Surf (Instrumental)
This track is a bit odd, quirkily structured, and holds your attention. It typifies the melody wit of the Chantays.
Stop start abruptness and an unusual melody line.
Latin influences and a quirky jerky style make this a unique bit of surfdom.