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The Devons - Surf-Rock'n'Roll-Musicdotdotdot
artworkThis Dutch band uses surf and the California sound as a foundation for a period review. Some very nice tracks here.
Picks: Pipeline, Unknown, Wipe Out

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Instrumental)

This is a fairly unusual arrangement of The Chantays' "Pipeline." It's shy of the opening glissando, faster than the original, and more jangle than surf sonically, yet is crisp and well within the surf envelope. It's quite a pleasant diversion from the pack, and very enjoyable.

Unknown dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a much light weight version of Don Bradley's classic "Unknown" originally cut by The Vy-Dels. It's plenty spunky, just not scary like the original. very good!

Wipe Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an energetic take on The Surfaris' "Wipe Out." It's about like many other covers, missing Ron Wilson's drums, but splashing admirably.