Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Surf Raiders - Let There Be Surf c/w The Curl Riderdotdotdotdot
artworkLA's long gone Surf Raiders issued many singles in the early eighties. Here, they cover the Chevells and deliver their namesake tune as well.
Picks: Let There Be Surf, Curl Rider

Track by Track Review


Let There Be Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a hot performance of the Chevells' great obscuro. It's very hot and fun, full of power. The energy is masked somewhat by the compression breathing and muddy sound.

Curl Rider dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This classic revival track from the second or third band to carry the torch in the eighties is a fine, melodic, rhythmic pure surf tune with plenty of power and oodles of surfisms. A really important track to the reemergence of surf instros.