Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Original Surfaris - Gum Dipped Slicks c/w High Timedotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis fine reissue of 1963's Gum Dipped Slicks c/w High Time from The Original Surfaris is a must. This is one of the coolest surf singles around, with an infectious melody and lots of fire from the guitars.
Picks: Gum Dipped Slicks, High Time

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Instrumental)

Easy for you to say. This fine track is double picked with a much lighter tone and speedier style than other Original Surfaris tracks. This is very melodic, beautifully written, exquisitely played, and infectious. Pure surf for the surf deprived, this is an essential surf track.

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Surf (Instrumental)

Surf effected, R&B based, high energy progression dominated, like a fifties guitar boogie on 10 and all reverbed out. Hot track, though almost totally unmelodic.