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Johnny and the Hurricanes - Down Yonder c/w Shebadotdotdotdotdot
artworkThe A-side got the airplay, but it's the incredible pre-surf B-side that rocks my world! "Sheba" is unsurpassed in many ways, with its tribal drums and Dave Yorko's incredible guitar.
Picks: Down Yonder, Sheba

Track by Track Review


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Organ Guitar Sax (Instrumental)

The kettle drum is so-o-o cool here. It adds that extra dimension to a nearly screaming organ lead or that rapid fire damped guitar chop and sax squirtology. When the sax takes the lead, the organ pumps the same way the guitar was. Very infectious arrangement and powerhouse performance.

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Tribal Middle Eastern Guitar (Instrumental)

Dave Yorko's magnificent guitar work just shines here. This incredible middle eastern melody is spectacular as is, but just imagine it surfed up! The organ is mysterious beneath it all. Why isn't some surf band doing this? It rips!!!!