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Sand - The West Is Bestdotdotdot
artworkSand is a collaboration between Kim Fowley and Roy Swedeen and featuring Chris Darrow and Max Buda.
Picks: Renegade, Garage Mirage, Blue Surf

Track by Track Review


Renegade dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A surf backtrack and tremolo lead guitar lean heavily on the archetypal sound. The melody is slim to minimal, with long tremolo chord shimmer being the main focus. Add some glissandos and an interesting jam/break, and "Renegade" come into focus. Pretty cool.

Garage Mirage dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Moody mid tempo rock with organ accompanying surf guitar. Straddling the surf idiom and a blues jam, "Garage Mirage" is easy to listen to, maybe even soothing.

Blue Surf dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Roy Swedeen issued this before. This is a big, modern combo surf rocker, with long guitar notes and keys filling in the space. great drums are the major signature, as well as Rod Piazza's harp and Jack Sessums' glissandos panning across that soundscape. Bluesy surf fun.