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The Untamed Youth - Some Kinda Fundotdotdot
artworkThe Untamed Youth's early Norton LP sports three surf instros, and points to a much stronger sound to come with the next album. The garage and surf vocals are pretty cool too!
Picks: Pabst Blue Ribbon, One Pine Box

Track by Track Review


Pabst Blue Ribbon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Pabst Blue Ribbon" is really the Original Surfaris' stomper "Moment Of Truth" with a bit of "Church Key" thrown in for disguise. It is not as punchy as later Untamed Youth recordings, but rather is more frat-like. Still, it's a butt mover and a solid surf track.

One Pine Box dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is the only cover I can recall of The Royal Flairs' "One Pink Box." It's done well, is quite spunky, and includes the edited-in hammer action.

Haulin' Honda dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a pretty raw cover of the Richie Podolor-Hondells tune. It's a good track, but unremarkable.