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artworkThis single is from the same sessions as their first album. It is a long-gone and priceless glimpse into the Raybeats humor and sense of melody, and predicts the rise of Danny Amis' current band, Los Straitjackets. The sound is that early eighties too much kick drum mix, but otherwise quite clear.
Picks: Holiday Inn Spain, Cocktails

Track by Track Review

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Surf (Instrumental)

A non-LP single added to the CD that is very melodic and fun. The melody is infectious, with it's cool hooks and splashy feel. The sound is very pleasing. You could almost hear the Aqua Velvets doing this. It is one of my favorite Ray Beats tracks. Very pretty.

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Exotic Rhythm (Instrumental)

The exotic rhythm and the cool melody pre date the lounge ethic of the nineties. This is a swell number.