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The Flippers - Discothequedotdotdot
artworkColombian sixties group The Flippers issued this in 1966. It includes five instros, 4 of which employ surf guitar in a go-go-frat format. Some pretty nice tracks here, along with covers of some classic sixties pop and garage material.
Picks: Flipper's Theme, Stop Motion, Master Flipper, Danza Go-Go, She's Not There

Track by Track Review


Flipper's Theme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A creaking door pick slide and reverb tank noise accompanies a count up to a romping surf instro that's based in frat rockin' riffs. "Flipper's Theme" is a pretty cool track with surf and early howling garage sounds.

Stop Motion dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Stop Motion" is a go-go style instro on surf guitar. It's more of a surf jam tan a classic surf instro structure, but it's steeped in surf guitar reverb. It's the glissandos used to portray the main riff that really say it's surf.

Master Flipper dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A really fun riff cycles on surf guitar as a pumping rhythm bounces along. Pretty frat based, but surf charming too.

Danza Go-Go dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Ventures' "Go Go Dancer" is done with great pleasure. Excellent energy and muted surf guitar, and a real chunky sound. Its tone is more surf-like than the original, so it has a bit of its own identity. Very cool!

She's Not There dotdotdot
Garage (Instrumental)

The Zombies' "She's Not There" is fuzzy and garage savvy. More obscure than great, but certainly in the early garage psych vein.