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The Safaris - Kick Out c/w Lonely Surf Guitardotdotdot
artworkNo, it's not the Surfaris, or even the Original Surfaris either. This was a studio band on Valiant (Warner/Reprise), and is rumored to include the playing of Pat and Lolly Vegas, a.k.a. the Avantis and members of the Mar-Ketts and possibly the Champs, and later founders of Redbone. Even the name is a play on the Surfaris. They had an excellent sound.
Picks: Kick Out, Lonely Surf Guitar

Track by Track Review


Kick Out dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Strongly influenced by the Surfaris' "Wipe Out," this track is infectious and tight, and driven pretty hard. While structurally derivative, "Kick Out" is a way fun surf obscuro worth searching out.

Lonely Surf Guitar dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Lonely Surf Guitar" is moody, slow, vibrato throbbed, and dramatic. It has a sadness as well as a fear about it, like impending doom at the hands of the sea. Very melodic and inspired. The sounds of the surf lap at its heels.