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The Starfires - Teenbeat A Go Godotdotdot
artworkThis Starfires seems to have been the one from Los Angeles. This is one of many albums recorded at The Teenbeat Club in Las Vegas during the mid sixties, 1964 in this case. Much of it is pedestrian cover band fair. There are two surf instros among the top forty hits.
Picks: Peter Gunn, Apache

Track by Track Review


Peter Gunn dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very tasteful and restrained version of Henry Mancini's TV detective theme "Peter Gunn." The reverb paces it generally within the surf envelope. There's nothing here that really sets it apart. The arrangement is relatively unchanging.

Apache dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a sort of surfy cover of Jerry Lordan's classic "Apache." They cover the Jorgen Ingmann arrangement, and there are double picked transitions. Tight and very genuine sounding.