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The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupedotdot
artworkThe Rip Chords were one of projects of Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher. They were in the Beach Boys / Jan and Dean bag of California Music. Of the fifteen tracks here, only one is an instro. It's a short blast of studio surf well worth a spin.
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Surf (Instrumental)

At 1:26, this short surf blast shimmers with a tasty vibrato lead and relentless drums. The great whammy chords and Catalinas style bongos make it stand out. and This is a pretty decent surf instro as studio concoctions go. The session was taped on May first, 1964. Specific musicians are hard to determine, but guitarists may have included any of Tommy Tedesco, Billy Strange, Carol Kaye, Jerry Cole and/or Glen Campbell.