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The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues c/w Torturedotdotdotdot
artworkThe Fendermen were simply cool. They started out as a duo with Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey both playing guitars. These sides were cut as a duo. This single is one of the reasons the Belairs were without a bass player for the first few years.
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Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This is one fine instro, especially when you realize that there are just the two guitars, no bass, and no drums. The rhythmic qualities of the piece carry it, as does the fine progression. It is this first Fendermen instro that justified to a young Paul Johnson the lack of a bass in his own seminal surf band the Belairs. This is essential pre-surf listening.