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The Vibrants - Dance With The Vibrantsdotdotdotdot
artworkFour instro are found among the many cool tracks on this album, two of which are surf, and two more like The Rapiers. Among the vocals on this mighty cool album is a rousing version of The Trashmen's "King Of The Surf" (tiled "El Rey De Los Surfers" or "Rois du Surf" as the Les Conquerants called it).
Picks: The Gran Via Rocker, Give Wax, El Inspector Mondini, Rapier Beat

Track by Track Review

The Gran Via Rocker dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dark and murky muted second guitar provides a dark surf foundations for a splendid melody. Lovely surf whammy and tone, a great beat, and solid bass. "The Gran Via Rocker" is a very cool track!

Give Wax dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Give Wax" is quite rhythmic. The melody, while dry, presents an Eastern European flair while riding atop a great surf bed. This is infectious and fluid, with glorious whammy chords. Superb playing all around.

El Inspector Mondini dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Highly dependent on echo a la The Shadows, this song is energetic and sports a fine melody line. Very likable, not very surf.

Rapier Beat dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Much in the style of its namesake, "Rapier Beat" is pumped up and spunky, with great drums and lots of echoed guitar intensity.