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The Rumblers - Boss c/w I Don't Need You No Moredotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the original Downey release of the definitive Rumblers single, which was a sizable hit in Southern California for this R&B band. They were labeled surf by their fans, but hated the label and always insisted that they were not a surfband. Many fine instrumentals came from this outfit. When drummer Adrian Lloyd left the band, he formed Adrian and the Sunsets.

The b-side "I Don't Need You No More" is a vocal, and illustrates one more time why many instro bands should stay that way.
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Surf (Instrumental)

This is the Rumblers lone national hit, and was the basis for their follow up singles "Boss Strikes Back," "Son of Boss," and "Boss Drums." Heavily R&B based, rhythmic and grumbly, its catchy thump and honkin' grodiness are essential listening for ant fan of the genre.