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artworkFrom the Guitar Beat album, this single is another fine example of the early eighties attempt to bring instrumentals back into the mainstream. While they were legends in their time, they never actually bridged the lyric gap in terms of the mainstream.There is too much kick drum in the mix.
Picks: Guitar Beat, Calhoun Surf

Track by Track Review

Guitar Beat dotdotdot
Guitar (Instrumental)

A slow chunka chunka tune with big clean guitar lead. Quite nice, and relaxing.

Calhoun Surf dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the first song Danny Amis ever wrote. He originally recorded it with his band the Overtones, and issued it as the flip to "Red Checker Wagon." This version is big, and very cool. It has a different character than either the first recording or the Los Straitjackets version. This recording has been covered several times, including by the Thrusters and the Neon Spores.