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The Hollywood Sunsets Band - Skyrider c/w Whirlpooldotdotdotdotdot
This ultra obscure single sports one of the most unusual A-sides in surf.
Picks: Skyrider, Whirlpool

Track by Track Review


Skyrider dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Skyrider" rises from a slowly dribbled glissando that rises and falls again from the high end of damped strings. The melody riff is sad, almost forbidding, and played on gently double picked surf guitar and sax alternately. This is a highly moody and very sultry instro.

Whirlpool dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Much more "normal," "Whirlpool" is riff based and less melodic, with tribal drums and a stompin' mentality. It's primarily a vehicle for Adrian Lloyd's drums solo. Not a "Wipe Out" or "Let There Be Drums" by any means, yet primal and gutty.