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artworkBorn of the demise of the Deviants and one of the earliest and gnarliest power trios, the Pink Fairies were Paul Rudolph - guitar (Hawkwind), Duncan Sanderson - bass, and Russell Hunter - drums. Originally a two-drummer band, the legendary Twink had departed by the time this second album was cut.

Aside from their being one of the essential fore bearers of punk rock, they influenced a myriad of bands and played aggressive rock 'n' roll when everyone else was playing hippie prog. Add to that their vocal version of "Walk Don't Run," and you're left with a surf connection that you can't resist.

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Track by Track Review

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Surf (Vocal)

This is the only vocal release of Johnny Smith's classic instro "Walk Don't Run." The words are very cool. That aside, this nine minute track yields nearly seven minutes of monster power chords. This is easily the highest energy version around, and might be said to have made Agent Orange inevitable. If you don't believe it, edit out the vocals and jam break, and viola! Totally incredible!

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Surf (Instrumental)

This early demo of "Walk Don't Run" is over a minute and a half longer, slightly slower, and much grodier (is that possible?). Yikes!