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The Genteels - Take It Off c/w Hitch Hikerdotdotdot
artworkThis most famous single has been comp'd a lot. The Genteels contributed members to well known surfbands from Redlands, as were they.
Picks: Take It Off, Hitch Hiker

Track by Track Review


Take It Off dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A "Peter Gunn" riff behind a gimmicky runway number with charm and cool piano. Great drums drive this infectious track. It's a precursor to The Tornadoes of "Bustin' Surfboards" fame in more ways than one. While very simple, "Take It Off" is very pleasing.

Hitch Hiker dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Hitch Hiker" moves really slowly, liberating guitar lines from "Beep Beep" and classic blues numbers. Very low brow, yet oddly engaging. This sultry jam features groovy delicate drums. The tinkling piano drives it home. It's a little repetitious, but it works quite well.