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The Frogmen - Beware Below c/w Tiogadotdotdot
artworkThis is a cool little seven inch from 1961. Often looked back on as a surfband, the Frogmen cut several reverby singles before the rise of the genre. This single was isued the same year that the Belairs cut "Mr. Moto" and Dick Dale cut "Let's Go Trippin'."
Picks: Beware Below, Tioga

Track by Track Review


Beware Below dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tom toms and a chunky guitar beat are the signatures of this tribal stomper. Piano glissandoes and jammy twang abound.

Tioga dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Frogmen recorded in what is now thought of as the traditional surf sound, with reverbed guitars, etc., and before either the Belairs or Dick Dale. This was their follow up to "Underwater" and was issued in '61. It is one of their more average sides.