Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Surf and Drag Vol. 2dotdotdot
artworkVolume two holds only 4 instros, with only the two Hollywood Tornadoes tracks being noteworthy.

The vocals are "Skateboard" (Sidewalk Surfers), "Go Go G.T.O." (Carol and Cheryl), "I Gotta Drive" (Matadors), "She Rides With Me" (Paul Peterson), "Hit The Surf" (Sea Shells), "Come On Let Yourself Go, Part 1" (Matadors), "GeeTO Tiger" (Tigers), "She Ain't A Yacht" (Cabin Crew), "Nifty '50" (Customs), "Surfin' Hearse" (Quads), "Hot Rod City" (Customs), "'54 Corvette""Let's Go Where The Action Is" (Tommy Boyce), "Surfer's Life" (Robby and the Robins), "Phantom Surfer" (Tornadoes), and "Fun Last Summer" (Sidewalk Surfers).
Picks: Four In The Floor, Bustin' Surfboards, Beach Buggy, The Gremmie

Track by Track Review


Four In The Floor dotdotdot
Hot Rod (Instrumental)

This was a cool single when I first got it back in '62 or so. It is a rhythm dominated number, with a minimal progression, covered by racing hot rod engines. Way fun.

Bustin' Surfboards dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bustin' Surfboards" is one of the most recognizable of the tribal surf instros from the sixties. It's drum dominated raw sound was nothing short of magical when I first heard it on KRLA. This is one of the essential surf instros, a desert island must-have.

Beach Buggy dotdotdot
Hot Rod (Instrumental)

Studio nonsense.

The Gremmie dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the album version, with it's different voice overdubs from the single. This is a fine track, and necessary for any historical journey into the vintage era. It's chunky, rhythmic, and employs that simple "Surf Beat" style progression that works well in surf, but almost nowhere else. Quite tasty. This is the album version, not the single part one.