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Fifty Foot Combo - Plays - Everybody Up! c/w The Tunneldotdotdotdot
artworkFirst single from a band with a mission - high energy well played surf, with a garage edge. The performances are strong, and the over all sessions are very energetic. This is a good single. Unlike many garage surf releases, this is a good recording, and is without the slop usually in attendance.
Picks: Everybody Up!, The Tunnel

Track by Track Review


Everybody Up! dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The original version of this song was recorded by the Fender VI. It remains one of my all-time faves. Here, Fifty Foot Combo give it a raw power edge that changes it;s character some, much like the Treble Spankers' treatment of Mar Gaya (another Randy Holden song). It rocks seriously, sports ample power, and screams to be heard. This is a fine track.

The Tunnel dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is quite a strong track. It is not too melodic, but enough so that it doesn't wear thin or lose your interest. It has plenty of energy, and a lot of really cool effects and affectations via the guitar. Twisted, demented, intense, and solid.