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The Renegades - Charge c/w Geronimodotdotdot
artworkThe Renegades were Richard Podolor - guitar, Sandy Nelson - drums, and Bruce Johnston - piano. Nik Venet wrote both sides of their only single, and Kim Fowley produced it. Both songs, "Charge" and "Geronimo," were included in the soundtrack to The Ghost Of Dragstrip Hollow aka Haunted Hot Rod. The Renegades were Hollywood studio regulars that were also the Gamblers and so many others. This isn't surf by any stretch, but it is raw and raunchy instrumental madness from 1959.
Picks: Charge, Geronimo

Track by Track Review


Charge dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Opening with a trumpet blasting out the charge, and covered with woodblock horse hooves, this two chord wonder with a spiffy melody riff is both a fifties backwoods marvel and a presurf tune waiting for a decent reverb treatment.

Geronimo dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This a perfect upper Midwest buffalo bop styled instro... a basic riff and lots of Indian stereo types... whoops and hollers, gun shots, and dull cries of "Geronimo" Very fun. "Geronimo" was included in the soundtrack to "The Ghost Of Dragstrip Hollow."