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Ronny Kae - Let There Be Drums c/w Drums Fell Off A Cliffdotdotdotdot
artworkWhere the a-side is a very competent cover, it's the original b-side that really captures the imagination.
Picks: Let There Be Drums, Drums Fell Off A Cliff

Track by Track Review


Let There Be Drums dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is perhaps the most competent cover of Sandy Nelson's "Let There Be Drums," which featured Richie Podolor on guitar. The signature tremolo guitar so often used on Ronny Kae's single is richer and much more surfable. This is a nice track!

Drums Fell Off A Cliff dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This great surf obscuro rocks with an infectious surf riff, sparkling vibrato, and drums separating the verses. It's simple drama and magnetic hooks, and the gnarly cries of "drums off a cliff" make this one of the great singles. Very cool, and not often heard.