Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Teen-Beats - Mr. Moto c/w Surf Bound
|This 1963 single couples a cover of a surf classic with what has become the most identifiable song by this band and their later incarnation as the Nevegans. "Surf Bound" was re-recorded and released as "Russian Roulette."|
Picks: Mr. Moto, Surf Bound
Track by Track Review
With chorus and effected guitar, the Teen-Beats rock out on Paul Johnson's classic "Mr. Moto" like there's no tomorrow. Echoed and pounded, the song is uniquely arranged and full of energy.
The melody of "Surf Bound" remains utterly infectious, with it's circular transitions and semi-Middle Eastern sound. This early version sports effected guitar and a great sax. The echoed lead lines create a kind of desert surf feeling.