Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Duvals - The Last Surf c/w Ferny Roast
|The a-side of this single has a surfy edge driven by charming tremolo guitar, while the b-side is just so-so studio rock. Very rare.|
Picks: The Last Surf
Track by Track Review
This is a tasteful surf instro with shimmering whammy guitar and an easy gate. While not essential, "The Last Surf" is a very nice track. A fine simple piano break fills out the soundscape.
There's a basic stilted progression and military precision drums, and an excellent structure more like 1962 than '64 as surf records go. A tasty sax break and plinking piano are here to. In some ways, the drums make this really work.