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The Surfaris - Surfer Joe c/w Wipe Outdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the second issue of The Surfaris' first single, the first edited for time to gain air play. Richard Delvy had just obtained the rights from the band. Issued in January 1963, it is this version that would be would be licensed to Dot for release in April of '63. The rest is history.
Picks: Surfer Joe, Wipe Out

Track by Track Review


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Surf (Vocal)

This is the hit three verse version of the song that was sold to Dot, not the full five verse original. It's a classic bit of surf history that has been at the center of a firestorm from its birth, long wit the flip side "Wipe Out."

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Surf (Instrumental)

"Wipe Out" is simply the definitive drummer's badge of courage. If he can do a decent "Wipe Out," he's hired. Simple, and written and recorded in just minutes, this is an international classic that has sold multimillions of copies, and still does every year worldwide.