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Sandy Nelson - Drums A Go-Go c/w Casbahdotdotdotdotdot
artwork"Casbah" is just about the best surf instro ever! Not that I have an opinion, but jeez does this thing rip! Forget the a-side, flip it over and prepare to rock till you drop! Richie Podolor at his finest, and Sandy Nelson proves his mettle! Utterly essential!
Picks: Drums A Go-Go, Casbah

Track by Track Review


Drums A Go-Go dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a close variation of the Hollywood Persuaders' hit, with excellent drum work and without the cheesy organ. Highly rhythmic and hypnotic, and all about the drums.

Casbah dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Damn near the best surf single ever, and certainly Sandy Nelson's best track. The brilliant surf guitar work is from my personal favorite studio player Richie Podolor. This single kicks major hind quarter. Fast rippin' tune delivered like a machine gun. Amazingly good! It's been in my top ten for 32 years now.