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The Strangers - Hill Stomp c/w A Lost Souldotdotdot
artworkSingle number two from The Strangers, issued in 1959. "Hill Stomp" was carried forward by Joel Scott Hill (guitar) when he joined Canned Heat in 1967 or 68.
Picks: Hill Stomp, A Lost Soul

Track by Track Review


Hill Stomp dotdotdot
Big Guitar (Instrumental)

Raw guitar and basic riffin', jammin' and rockin' in a fifties vein. Not melodic, just nasty.

A Lost Soul dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"The Lost Soul" is the MOR classic "Sincerely" presented instrumentally, with a distant sax lead and shimmering vibrato guitar accompaniment. It's surfy and groovy, suave and sultry, like a cousin to the Viscounts' "Harlem Nocturne."