Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Ventures - Surfin' and Spyin'
|This is a fine single from the Ventures, cut during their early eighties comeback, when the LA punk scene adopted them, along with Jon and the Nightriders. The two tracks here are among the best of their post 1965 material. It must be the influence of new enthusiastic fans. In any event, this is a nice single.|
Picks: Surfin' and Spyin', Showdown At Newport
Track by Track Review
One of the better tracks from the modern era Ventures, this fine tune features the chorus support of the Go-Go's, who also recorded this song. Infectious riff rocking surf oriented eighties power instro.
A lot like "Surfin' & Spyin'" (its B-side when it was a single), but more Venturistic. This is a rhythmic and crunchy eighties pop surf oriented number with magnetism. Among the better modern era Ventures tracks, with guitar work that holds your attention. The melody is like a sideways "Comin' Home Baby."