Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Surfin' 'Round The Worlddotdotdot
artworkThis 1992 10 track budgie CD has mostly the ultra common vocals, but there are a few cool things as well. Besides the lone classic instro below, there's the excellent "There's No Surf In Cleveland" from the Euclid Beach Band. Also here are the Beach Boys "Surfin'," the Ripchords, Bruce and Terry, Bruce Johnston, the Jamies, the Surfaris' "Surfer Joe" (all five verses), plus the Surf Punks with "The Surfmen."
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Surf (Instrumental)

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 glissandoes, first rhythm guitar dominance in the mix, and just plain essential.