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The Strangers - Caterpillar Crawl c/w Rockin' Rebeldotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the first single from presurf legends The Strangers, issued in 1959. The a-side has been covered a lot, mostly by surfbands. "Caterpillar Crawl" was written by Joel Scott Hill (guitar), who later was in Canned Heat, who used to play it live. Hill was also in The Flying Burrito Brothers, among others.
Picks: Caterpillar Crawl, Rockin' Rebel

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Caterpillar Crawl dotdotdotdot
R&B Big Guitar (Instrumental)

This is the ultra grode original of a tune that the Lively Ones did so well, and that Dick Dale still includes in his set. Totally funky and groovy, and very sensual.

Rockin' Rebel dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a riff rocker in a late fifties rockin' format. No real melody, just an in your face attack. Loud and dirty.