Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Treasures - Minor Chaos c/w Valley Of The Broken Hearts
|"Minor Chaos" is one of the great surf obscuros, required listening for any serious fan. Nuff said!|
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This 1964 release is one of the GREAT surf obscuros. The Treasures called Fargo, North Dakota home, and shunned the surf label, seeing it as limiting. They employed Gretch hollow body guitars for a more gutty sound. "Minor Chaos" is melodic, powerful, and rhythmic. The drums are spectacular, and the melody is strong. This is an essential surf monster. This is credited to Treasures guitarist Paul Hubbard, but the Steve Rowe and the Furys release of the same song credits Steve Rowe as the writer. It's a surf instro who done it. Paul says they co-wrote it, and it developed in various bands they both shared.