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The Crossfires - Fiberglass Jungle c/w Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydedotdotdotdotdot
artworkIf it wasn't for drummer Don Murray keeping the reels from The Crossfires sessions, this amazing band would be just a rumor to most of us. The only trace would be illusive copies of this stunning single. The Crossfires evolved into The Turtles. This is nothing like the band they became!
Picks: Fiberglass Jungle, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Track by Track Review


Fiberglass Jungle dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A gentle wave rippling at the shore chord opens to a totally ominous low-E grinder, with evil sax from the twins Kaplan-Volman a.k.a. Flo and Eddie, thundering bass from Chuck Portz, rhythmic tribal drums from Don Murray, and utterly incredible Al Nichol guitar work. This is a must-have surf MONSTER!

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A scary idea - a song that flip-flops between soft sax dominated fluff and hardcore creaming surf guitar rave, in a Jekyll and Hyde schitzo vein. Very cool.