Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: The Best Of The Beach Boys
|Despite the cover's claim that this is a Beach Boys album, it's really a compilation of tracks from the Beach Boys' Candix sessions, the Frogmen, and the Mar-Kets under the name the Surfin' Six. The Beach Boys tracks include their first hit on the X label, "Surfin'" c/w "Luau."|
Picks: Little Deuce Coop, 409, Karate
Track by Track Review
Little Deuce Coop
Jeez, this is really lifeless. MOR to the max, and no personality in sight.
Under the name the Surfin' Six, the Mar-Kets cut this truly lame version of "409." Slow, lifeless, and without redeeming qualities of any sort.
A very simple progression played repeatedly, interrupted occasionally with cries of "Karate." Rhythmic back-grounder, just barely surfy. Historically valid, but unimportant. Will fit into a surf set as a break from the intensity and melodic power of the real thing.