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The Surf Raiders - Point Conception '63 c/w Crashdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a fine little single. Both sides are strong, but it is the A-side that really gets me going. The Surf Raiders were among the earliest of the revival bands. More nostalgic in the beginning, they quickly began to write originals. While the B-side is a cover, the A-side is a stunning original.
Picks: Point Conception '63, Crash

Track by Track Review


Point Conception '63 dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an exceptionally good track. Better than nearly all other Surf Raider songs (IMHO), this employs a moderate pace and great dribbling glissandoes. It is melodic and very surfy. The enduring power of the track testifies to it's strength. I've been drawn to it since first hearing it in the early eighties.

Crash dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Creations' "Crash" is covered here with great reverence. Pure trad surf stylings. "Crash" is a very infectious tune, and the band does well with it, fitting it nicely into their sound. Melodic, energetic, and well played.