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The Mockers - Madalena c/w Children Of The Sun dotdotdotdot
artworkTwo great sides, produced by Dale Smallin, the man behind the laughing intro to The Surfaris' "Wipe Out."
Picks: Madalena, Children Of The Sun

Track by Track Review


Madalena dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great grimy intense reverb renders this track oh-so surf! Real basic, and all about the liquidy outboard splash. For such an unremarkable melody, "Madalena" sure is a cruncher. Great stuff!

Children Of The Sun dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Mockers issued this single B-side in the US in April '65. It's a heavily vibratoed instrumental. Vibrato low-E lead lines, slow melody, lightweight rhythm and really nice arranging create a fine easy instro. The chorus in unnecessary, but the track works really well. It's also available on the CD.