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The Sentinals - Surfer Girldotdotdotdot
artworkThe second album from San Luis Obispo's chief surf instro exponent. Almost as strong as the first.
Picks: Surf 'N Soul, Gremmies Walk, The Sentinal, Free And Easy, Surfer Girl, The Pipe, Surf Stomper, Blue Booze, Nite Shuffle, Sensation, Twilighter

Track by Track Review


Surf 'N Soul dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This tune is a funky cool almost Pachuko soul track, with a stroll kinda feel. Fun and cool, in a pre-lounge way.

Gremmies Walk dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This funky sax and guitar number has a definite R&B flavor. It is not entirely unlike Manual & the Renegades' "Woodie Walk" in character. A track I have always liked, despite it's distance from the idiom as it was defined back then

The Sentinal dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Based on the Royaltones' "Flamingo Express, this track is really infectious, and very good listening. It has the right hooks, and a rhythmic nature that works just as well here as it did for the Royaltones 5 years earlier.

Free And Easy
R&B (Instrumental)

A floating R&B number with a simple but infectious rhythm.

Surfer Girl dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A pedestrian instrumentalization of theBeach Boys' classic top forty hit.

The Pipe dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In many ways, this is a sequel to their "Exotic," with the intense double picking and almost cha cha backtrack. It is a little less melodic, for sure, but it is really fiery and powerful.

Surf Stomper
R&B (Instrumental)

Basic surf dance R&B.

Blue Booze dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an organ based club track, funky and fun, but way outside the surf envelope.

Nite Shuffle dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Somewhat influence by the Preps' "Night Theme," this organ tune is infectious and fun.

Sensation dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Another Freddie King song. As with "San-Ho-Zay" and "Hideaway," the Sentinals have made this jazzy blues tune their own, and adapted it perfectly to the surf genre.

Twilighter
Surf (Instrumental)

This is one unique surf track. It is dry, intensely rhythmic, and infectious as Hell! A great rolling track that makes you wanna go down the highway with the top down, rain or shine. Bitchin'!