Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|The Vara-tones were a relatively successful local area band in Southern California during the hey day of surf. The band was pretty successful locally, playing frequently, and even sitting in as backing band for other artists. This single is quite rare now. Thanks to guitarist Bill Epps for the single, who is currently with Splashback.|
Track by Track Review
This is the 1964 original (there are two updates from 1997 and 2000), with sax lead and great vintage surf rage. It is a really solid single, played with plenty of energy and teenage exuberance. The melody is solid, the energy good, and even under a bad mix, with the bass too hot, and the sax too loud, this is one fine tune. ItŐs played with plenty of energy and teenage exuberance.