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The Original Surf Raiders - Waikiki Run c/w Pipelinedotdot
artworkThe Surf Raiders issued this single towards the end of their reign. It's pretty rare pure trad garage surf from the early days of the revival. I'm guessing that these tracks were intended as a quick and dirty demo, or were a from a rehearsal tape.
Picks: Waikiki Run, Pipeline

Track by Track Review


Waikiki Run dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Waikiki Run" is an early session, and cover of the Surfaris' second single B-side. Excellent playing and energetic delivery, but really tame sound. The performance seems pretty tentative.

Pipeline dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Another fine performance, Surf Raiders is a well delivered cover of the Chantays' most famous tune, but the low energy of the tape just dampens the spirit of an otherwise OK cover. The performance is marred by guitar glitches and a fall-apart end.