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The Super Stocks - Thunder Roaddotdotdot
artworkGerman bootleg label SURF issued this. Many duplications with the M&M release, and like that issue, this is all sourced from vinyl. However, there are some tracks here not found elsewhere, so if you find the Super Stocks interesting, this will be mandatory. The 35 tracks range from great to only for the completist. This CD has no liner notes at all. Available at many indie stores.
Picks: 'T' Roadster, Ramcharger, Wheel Stands, Trophy Run

Track by Track Review


'T' Roadster dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This track is a pretty standard progression much in the style of so many studio tracks, exhibiting little of the Super Stocks prowess. It has no direction, but some tasty sax work and great drums.

Ramcharger dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This number is closer to what would become the signature Super Stocks instro sound, though still unremarkable in the melody department, and uninspired in the performance, except for the drums. That all said, this studio group gelled in ways that few others did.

Wheel Stands dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is another simple progression with sax accents, not much more complex than "Ramcharger," but with organ breaks instead of sax. Yet, there's something gong on with the progression that captures your ear.

Trophy Run dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Studio wizardry on guitar, though it's more repetitious than I usually like. The players include Richard Burns, Hal Blaine, and Leon Russell.