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The Knights - I Don't Need Youdotdotdot
artworkThis is a variation on the Collectables CD, issued on vinyl only, with some different tracks. Albuquerque was home to this band. They ruled the roost for a while. Several instros grace the grooves.
Picks: Precision, Cut Out, Moon Beam, Lonely By The Sea

Track by Track Review


Precision dotdotdotdot
Pop Surf (Instrumental)

Opening with pomp, this rhythm dominated track sports a lead guitar playing a melody influenced by "Mariah," but not "like" it. The country backtrack, the dry tone, and the very fine arrangement bring this to fruition. Excellent view into pop-rock instro history. Very enjoyable. This was the A-side of Delta single 2048.

Cut Out dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Cut Out" was the B-side of Delta single 2048. It's like cross between the Fireballs rhythm sense and Link Wray' for light days, with surfy tones and a very friendly riff.

Moon Beam dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This fine slowdance tune sports Ventures whammy and some reverb. The melody is pretty, and the whammy gives it an island feel. "Moon Beam" was the A-side of Red Feather 18401.

Lonely By The Sea dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very slow piece, like the Safaris' "Lonely Surf Guitar" (not the Surfaris - on Valiant), but much less intense. "Lonely By The Sea" was the B-side to "Moon Beam." The use of delay in lieu of reverb gives it a more plaintiff sound. Excellent.