Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: At The Drive-In 2-CD Setdotdotdot
artworkThis 2 CD set of nicely recorded and produced performances from 2003 at an oldies review held in Austin, Texas at The Drive-In includes three tracks from Jim Pash's Surfaris.
Picks: The Surfaris - Wipe Out, Hawaii Five-0, Pipeline

Track by Track Review

The Surfaris - Wipe Out dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Wipe Out" will always define The Surfaris. It's interesting how this is not quite as intense and engaging as the original, but it is really high quality. This may be as close as any drummer has come to Ron Wilson's signature beat. Energetic, and the crowd simply loves it!

The Surfaris - Hawaii Five-0 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a rousing performance, with keys aping the horn lines for the most part. Perfect for an oldies review, but less so for surf fans. Powerful and fun.

The Surfaris - Pipeline dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very credible and pretty hot rendering of The Chantays' "Pipeline," including very correct electric piano. It's not anywhere near as fiery as most modern covers, but it's very reverent, and thoroughly enjoyable. Nice job.