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The Fireballs - Sweet Talk c/w Torquaydotdotdotdot
artworkI don't know what the issue date of this particular single is, but it contains a throwaway as the A-side and their classic "Torquay" as the B-side.
Picks: Sweet Talk, Torquay

Track by Track Review


Sweet Talk dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

A bluesy number that matches a whistled lead line with a dry guitar. It's unusual, but not very interesting, and it has a bit too much bachelor pad stupidity to it for my taste. A bit if Indian riffage in the middle does not save it from the nevermind heap.

Torquay dotdotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

"Torquay" is still a great tune, even 37 years after it was committed to tape. It was borrowed by the Challengers for their debut album Surf Beat, and by the Lively Ones for the Surfin' South Of The Border album. It's primal near-surf sound and rim shot percussion is quintessential Fireballs. The song's power is testified to also in the name being used for numerous bands, including San Jose's circa 1963 surf band the Torquays.