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The Tornadoes - The Swag b/w Raw-Hidedotdotdotdot
artworkThe Hollywood Tornadoes do a pair of raw edged Link Wray tunes, both of which are previously unreleased. This was a fine band, and had a hit with "Bustin' Surfboards." Their signature hard edged raw sound is a natural for these two tunes. Very well played, and rather cool! I sure hope there's more like this in the vaults.
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Surf (Instrumental)

This previously unreleased track is a surfed up version of Link Wray's tune. It's a solid rendition, with the surf replacing the raw carport edge of the original. Appropriate rawness and surf drive. This might easily be one of the roughest of the Hollywood Tornadoes' recordings. Pretty darn cool!

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Surf (Instrumental)

The Hollywood Tornadoes do a rock-solid performance of another Link Wray classic, with everything needed to make it rough and ready. Great track.