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David Marks and the Marksmen - The Lost Years (1963-1965)dotdotdot
artworkThis CD compiles a whole bunch of unreleased material from one of surfdom's more illusive bands. It includes an alternate version of "The Sheriff Of Noddingham." This is disc one of the three disc set of David Marks music spanning many moons.
Picks: The Sheriff Of Noddingham, Travelin'

Track by Track Review

The Sheriff Of Noddingham dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an outtake from the session that produced what David Marks called this his "cheap imitation of Dick Dale." The mix is different, but basic track is the same. It's a great double picked surf groove. More fast picking than melody, but very fun and spunky.

Travelin' dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This alternate take of "Travelin'" is very good. It's a mid tempo instro with a travelin' feel (just like the title says). Based around a very simple circular riff and a jam, and surfable splashy cool.

Cruisin' dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the back track to David Marks and the Marksmen's "Cruisin'." What it lacks in melody, it delivers in primitive period cool. Horns in the break wail.

Don't Weep dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Boy of boy... this is from a noisy distorted acetate! It's a circular jam with a bluesy foundation and little melody, maybe intended as a backtrack. It does have nifty piano.