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Neil Young - Archives Be Damned 2000dotdotdot
artworkThis for-trade-only fan set includes noisy vinyl rips of the two sides of The Squires single from 1963. Recent vault purge issues on Warners are much better, being from the masters which Neil owns.
Picks: Aurora, The Sultan

Track by Track Review

Aurora dotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

Dark vibrato and some chamber reverb brings this pretty close to the surf envelope. Not as interesting as the A-side, but still a solid find. "Aurora" grows on you after a few listenings, with its merger of Jet Harris and Tony Meehan sounds with pre surf.

The Sultan dotdotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This is a great single. The sound is like a cross between the Shadows and surf, with cheesy gong bashing out middle eastern incense for the ears. The main part of the melody line is similar to the Torquays' "Escondido." Some high note picking completes the track. It's a splendid obscuro, with charm and real pre surf sensibilities.