Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Lively Ones - Night and Day c/w Hey Scrounge
|With surf waning and Del-Fi no longer interested, the Lively Ones moved to the Mercury subsidiary Smash for their last hurrah. It's a grand and rare single from this primal surf band. When it was issued, they were touring widely, and even played in San Jose. KXRX carried a live broadcast of the set (which I sadly was unable to record), and the only instro they did was "Night and Day."|
Picks: Night and Day, Hey Scrounge
Track by Track Review
Cole Porter Surf (Instrumental)
If anyone suggested that Cole Porter wrote surf tunes, you'd probably laugh. While it certainly wasn't his intent, when the Lively Ones reworked it, they owned it and it was moved to sit squarely in the middle of the surf idiom. This is the lone post-Del-Fi single they recorded for Smash Records (Mercury). A master work.
The B-side of "Night And Day," this is relatively non-surf track. It's a great infectious recording, and is quite fun.