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The Goldtones - Strike c/w Gutterballdotdotdotdotdot
artworkUltra rare, super tuff, and captivating! Both sides of this fine single rock, and with fiery reverbed double picked lap steel leads played by 15 year olds, it's a must have! Simply essential.

The Goldtones were 15 years old. They cut "Strike" for a local TV bowling show called Bowling For Dollars. Lap steel genius Glenn Ross Campbell went on to psychedelic legends The Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy, and Rod Piazza's Dirty Blues Band. Drummer Randy Seol was later in The Strawberry Alarm Clock. The bassist was Bill Ewing.
Picks: Strike, Gutterball

Track by Track Review


Strike dotdotdotdot
Lap Steel Surf (Instrumental)

From the pins crashing in the opener, this rocker is a lot like the A-side, except with more a riff orientation. Rhythmic and intense, "Strike" is a powerhouse of lap steel drive and rock chunk. Great drums.

Gutterball dotdotdotdotdot
Lap Steel Surf (Instrumental)

This 1963 single is simply one of the finest ultra intense surf obscuros. The Goldtones were 15 years old. They cut this and it's B-side for a local TV bowling show theme. The lap steel lead is double picked and scraped into a frenzy by Glenn Ross Campbell, who went on to the Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy, and the Dirty Blues Band.