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The Pyramids - Penetration c/w Here Comes Marshadotdotdotdot
artworkThe Pyramids were one of the handful of surf bands that had national hits. This was their first single. At the time, it marked new territory for production values. It was a monster, and has been covered a million times. It is an essential surf instro. The B-side is an odd poppy surf underpinned falsetto vocal.
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Surf (Instrumental)

One of a handful of nationally successful surf single, this track has been covered more than "Miserlou," and in more varieties of rock styles. If you don't own this track, you have entered the surf idiom yet. This is one of the essential classics. The production is unusual and masterful, and the melody is simple and enduring. It spawned hundreds of covers, and is still quite infectious.