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The Scarlets - Stampede c/w Park Avenuedotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the original release of one of the more frequently comped instros. Both sides merit attention, with the a-side being more relevant to surf as a precursor.
Picks: Stampede, Park Avenue

Track by Track Review

Stampede dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Here it is, boys and girls. The original thrash out that's been covered by so many of the modern rockabilly / psychobilly bands. It's echoed, reverbed, piano tinkled, and a bit too muddy, but it certainly carries the energy, and it's easy to hear why so many have covered it. High energy, infectious progressions, cool pomp-n-stomp' tribal drums, raw sax, and throbbing bass. It's all here.

Park Avenue dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Park Avenue" is a much calmer number than its a-side. Piano lead, sax rompin; and less frantic. Structurally less interesting, more like a typical fifties instro, though better than many.