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The Truants - The Truant c/w Sunset Surfdotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a grand 1963 single from Redlands' Truants. The a-side is wonderful and often referenced, but it is the b-side with its tremolo guitar and dark sax that holds the most charm.
Picks: The Truant, Sunset Surf

Track by Track Review


The Truant dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

One of the often mentioned obscuros. This progression based ripper features blinding pick action. It sports a major helping of high energy machine gun delivery. "The Truant" has been covered a number of times. The whammy dip chords are really cool!

Sunset Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This single sports an intense throbbing vibratoed lead guitar playing a very slow and mean melody. This is like an evil version of the Viscounts without the sax. Dark, almost as brooding as The Centurions, and down right cool.