Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Surf Coasters - Golddotdotdotdotdot
artworkTwelve brand new recordings of 11 classic Surf Coasters songs and one new one. It's not a best of, but rather a new birth. These tracks are superb must-have! Very high energy, very powerful, and totally compelling! The Surf Coasters are easily one of the best surfbands on earth!
Picks: Fly Up, Chasing Shadows, Tally-Ho!, Code Name SG7, Surfside Village, Dolphins, Black Hole, Tsunami Struck, Bike Men, Riding High, Linda, Sea Knows

Track by Track Review


Fly Up dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Fly Up" has long been a hard driving rock anthem for The Surf Coasters. This new recording is very powerful! You can feel the power, and the fuzz bass is down right dark.

Chasing Shadows dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Chasing Shadows" is one of the band's more obscure tunes. Its energy is solid and its pumping bass superb. Great drums and big grins. Splendid!

Tally-Ho! dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a new, mighty tuff recording of "Tally-Ho!," originally issued on the Surface Impressions and Astral Circle albums. Its trad style calls to the South bay sound, but with much more punch. You can hear the Paul Johnson influence. Wonderful!

Code Name SG7 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This slower melodic song is all spy adventure. The melody flows really well, and the arrangement is full throated. This version is pumping hot and mighty tuff.

Surfside Village dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surfside Village" is a new song with a lovely holiday feel and lots of punch. The melody is fluid and infectious. Sunny and warm, with an afternoon breeze! This track grows on you.

Dolphins dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Dolphins" goes back to 1995. To call it pumped and punch is an understatement. It has what must be the chunkiest glissandos anywhere. Melodic, reverb drenched, and high energy. Amazingly hot!

Black Hole dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Wow! "Black Hole" is entirely infectious, and not at all common. This exemplifies why The Surf Coasters have captured the American surf audience! Totally stoked!

Tsunami Struck dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Tsunami Struck" is fast and furious. The energy is extremely high. This track shredz! Punkoidal an relentless. Egad!

Bike Men dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bike Men!" is immense, and its punch is in contrast to the hand claps. Catchy, powerful, and superbly played!

Riding High dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Riding High" is a high energy instro with a raw edge. Its power riff is very fun. Rousing with a ton of energy and punkoidal spunk. An awesome frenzy.

Linda dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The tribal drums and bongos create an exotic rhythm while the dark bass suggests danger. The second guitar plays a ska rhythm. With its undulating pulse, "Linda" is way cool.

Sea Knows dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Sea Knows" is a captivating semi slow song that is just perfect. Thoroughly captivating and melodic. It has the right melody, the perfect structure, the captivating hooks... in short, all you need! I love this.