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The Surfin' Lungs - Hang Loose With The Surfin' Lungsdotdotdot
artworkThe Surfin' Lungs are that lone exception to my otherwise complete ban on the Beach Boys - Jan & Dean - Fantastic Baggies ilk of crappola vocal pap. I usually HATE that stuff. However, the Lungs use that style as a platform, but deliver it like the Barracudas...loads of energy and a garage angst. Other practitioners like the Daytonas have a weak delivery and little imagination compared to these guys. There is only one track picked here because this is an instrumental page, otherwise...
Picks: Vostok 1

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Vostok 1 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Lungs are best the absolute best at the Beach Boys thing, playing and singing with the attack of the Barracudas and the style and tightness of real pro's. Their instros are usually few and far between, which is too bad considering that most of them are quite good... witness "Surf Taboo." This track is not very surfy, but is none the less energetic and entertaining.