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The Persuaders - Tijuana Surf c/w Grunion Rundotdotdot
artworkThe Persuaders are the same as The Hollywood Persuaders. This 1963 single is from the studio session project recorded between 1963 and 1965 by Paul Buff at Pal Studio, who wrote much of the material. Some tracks (one of these) included Frank Zappa on guitar.
Picks: Tijuana Surf

Track by Track Review


Grunion Run dotdotdot
Blues (Instrumental)

This is a bluesy Frank Zappa guitar instro, traditionally arranged and fluid. It's not particularly interesting, except from a historical perspective, though it's very well played and recorded.

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Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

Reverbed second guitar, and a huge debt owed to Balboa Stomp and Herb Alpert by Paul Buff's studio band on this one. It's so very close to Surfers Stomp with just slight variations created by the organ in the breaks and a twinge of the Tijuana Brass. Frank Zappa probably played guitar. Not surfy at all, but a cool tune. The original title was just "Tijuana."