Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Dakotas - The Cruel Surf c/w The Millionaire
|This is the US release of The Dakotas' classic instro "The Cruel Sea." This is perhaps the highest profile British attempt at surf from the sixties, and instantly recognizable.|
Picks: The Cruel Surf, The Millionaire
Track by Track Review
A great melody and British view of the surf. While it's not really surf per say, it's one of the best Brit-rock instros of the era. Over time, I've come to like this a lot. It's a ways from the surf idiom, but it's splashy and it's been covered by surf bands a lot.
Fairly typical of soft rock instros of the day, "The Millionaire" is easy on the soul. The melody is lovely, and the performance very strong.