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Bill Haley and his Comets - War Paint c/w Rivieradotdotdotdot
artworkLate in Bill Haley's career (1961), this single is rather modern and tribal, wit some very cool guitar and even some surf precursors.
Picks: War Paint, Riviera

Track by Track Review


War Paint dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This amazing guitar-sax instro with huge tribal drums and an infectious beat was cut in 1961. It sounds nothing like the Bill Haley and his Comets of the "Rock Around The Clock" era. Really cool, this was the A-side to "Riviera." Hot chompin' stuff.

Riviera dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Much in the Champs mold, this Latin flavored tune shows an ever changing Bill Haley and the Comets up to new sounds and directions. A very cool track, fluid, saucy, playful, and perfect for Playa Del Brewski.