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The Teen-Beats - Swimmin' Part One c/w Swimmin' Part Twodotdotdot
artworkThis ultra rare Teen-Beats single is a reissue from 1964 on Original Sound under new track titles. the original titles were "Night Surfing" and "Clair De Lune Rock."
Picks: Swimmin' Part One, Swimmin' Part Two

Track by Track Review


Swimmin' Part One dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Swimmin' Part One" is a minimal instrumental with a simple progression and a pre-surf rock'n'roll edge. It's pretty cool in a small town combo kinda way, and the drums are crisp.

Swimmin' Part Two dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A slightly up-tempo vintage rocker with a grinding frantic groove. Similar in aural quality, but not at all the same melody or progression as part one. A "Honey Don't" intro to part two is guttier but no more interesting than part one. This is a great rockabilly boogie, while also being as simple as they come. It's actually quite infectious. Rhythmic and energetic, it lacks only from a lead guitar not present enough. Damn cool track.