THE SANDELLS – Scrambler! (1964)

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The Sandells, also known as The Sandals, were 60’s surf rock band most famous for scoring the surfing documentary “The Endless Summer”. This is their debut 1964. Lp an all-instro surf/hot rod album, same stuff as “The Endless Summer” ’66 lp but with different cover art, alright! This slab was recorded at time when motorcycles themes were hip and The Astronauts recorded “Competition Coupe”, Gary Usher produced The Kickstands’ “Black Boots and Bikes”, Jerry Cole with The Hornets recorded “Motorcycles U.S.A.” and Brian Wilson penned Little Honda that became a national top 10 hit for The Hondells in late 1964. Stereophonic Vinyl rip, Dig!

 

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PEBBLES VOL.4 (revisited !!!)

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Alright kiddies, this ain’t another 60’s garage rock volume but fun collection of surf pop tunes dominated by Gary Usher/Brian Wilson style productions, kinda like a black sheep in Pebbles series.

“Simply put: This is a collection of vocal surf music, including some singers and players in the Beach Boys/Jan & Dean orbit. This set is not for those looking to get their feet wet (pun intended) in surf music, but for FANATICS, this is a treasure trove. The track by Dave Edmunds is alone worth owning this set for — it’s his version of The Tradewinds’ “NY is a Lonely Town” with the lyrics changed to London and the plight of a surfer boy that moved to England. Not every song is a gem — some stuff is obscure for a reason — but most of it is dandy, silly, enthusiastic surfin’ fun!”

“As its title implies, the fourth Pebbles volume is a bit of a departure from other volumes in the series. It serves up 18 tracks of ultra obscure surf rock from the 60s (except for Dave Edmunds’ “London’s A Lonely Town,” which was recorded in 1973). The songs are mostly from the poppier end of the spectrum, with vocal harmonies, symplistic lyrics, and peppy instrumentation that shows a clear Beach Boys/Jan & Dean influence. Severeal of these songs are really good- The Dantes’ “Top Down Time” is an infectious rush, and the Knights’ “Hot Rod High” offers the kind of simplistic joy that its title promises. The Wheel Men and The Super Stocks provide two excellent versions of the same song (with slighty different titles, however. The former group calls their tune “School Is A Gas,” while the latter provides “School Is A Drag”). Lloyd Thaxton’s “Image Of A Surfer” can almost be described as the surf-pop counterpart to Kim Fowley’s “The Trip.”

Listen up surfers! This is a DEFINITIVE version of now a classic 1979. Pebbles surfin’ LP collection, with perfect HQ sound mastered from best possible sources. In visual sound Surfadelic! Dig!!!

 

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SURFADELIC SAFARI ! vol.3 – Adventures In Paradise

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Surf’s up! Brothers and sisters

 

Summer time’s here kitties and it’s time for ”Adventures In Paradise”, 3rd volume of Surfadelic Safari series, the most surfin’ one to date.  Oh boy, I really enjoyed making this compilation while I was watching ‘Shark Month’ on TV.  ‘Blue water White death’, ‘Golden Breed’, ‘Big Wednesday’ and stuff, so I got pretty inspired alright!. 🙂 Anyways, I hope you gonna like it. Here you gotta deal with classic 60’s surf/hot rod bands as The Atlantics, Jim Messina & The Jesters, The Buddies, Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, The Hondells, Jerry Cole And His Spacemen, Dick Dale & His Deltones, Aki Aleong And The Nobles, Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans, The Super Stocks, The Ventures, The Tornados, The Avengers VI, Davie Allan & The Arrows and some lounge/score acts like The Dave Myers Effect, Jimmie Haskell, Harry Beatinger Formation, Hollywood Persuaders, Luis Enriquez & His Electronic Men, The Eliminators and The Back-Wash Rhythm Band [actually Davie Allan with other studio musicians]. Interesting is there are some early 70’s recordings by Takeshi Terauchi from his ”Manatsu No Umi Wo Buttobase!!” 1972′ LP and Harry Beatinger Formation ’73 lp and they fits very well with 60’s tunes.  Most of this stuff I’ve alredy posted here and on my old blog so some of you are familiar with it but others ain’t. So surfers, I wanna know what ya think about it alright?! Check some favorites down there and do da Dig!!!

 

‘Surfin’ is the only life, the only way for me…”

 

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SURFADELIC SAFARI ! vol.2

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More 60’s instro action in volume 2 of Surfadelic Safari. Again we have some rare rockin’ & surfin’ instrumentals, this time from all over the world, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Japan, Canada … Many of these are my favorite instros so ya better watch out! Dont miss it. ”Let’s go surfin’ now. Everybody’s learning how, come on and safari with me” Dig!!!

 

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THUNDER ALLEY [1967. Soundtrack] Vinyl Rip!

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Thunder Alley is American International car racing movie featuring 60’s teen idols Fabian and Anette. As on the most Sidewalk soundtracks here you got Davie Allan & the Arrows under the pseudonym The Sidewalk Sounds with couple of cool fuzzed-out instros ”Pete’s Orgy” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley”, which are the best trax on this soundtrack beside Eddie Beram’s ”Riot In Thunder Alley” and The Band Without A Name [later turned into The American Revolution] two garage tunes ”Time After Time” and ”Theme From Thunder Alley” [vocal version]. Also there are couple of songs by Anette. Say… Dig!

 

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SURFADELIC SAFARI ! [60’s Rock & Surf Instros]

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This is brand new Surfadelic collection, an instrumental safari with 30 trax of mostly rare 60’s and some late 50’s rockin’ & surfin’ instros. Some of these tunes you can find on other comps but many are rare and uncomped, so instro freaks you better watch out! Check the favs down below and… do the Dig!!!

 

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SURFIN’ U.S.A. vol. 1 & 2 [60’s Surfin’ & Rockin’ Instros]

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Two superfine Lp collections issued on Surfville label in mid 80’s. Here you got few well known acts as Dick Dale, The Trashmen, Ritchie Allen and some real cool instro stuff by The Road Runners, The Chandelles, The Silver Jets, Bob Regan, The Catalinas, The Torquays, The Ambassadors, Manuel & The Renegades, The Snowmen, Alan Pierce, The Avantis, The Cotillions, The Rhythm Rockers, Johnny Fortune… Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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Holidays In Serbia: Instrummentón En La Cuadra Vol.6 [killer 60’s instros!]

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This is brand new volume of 60’s rockin’ instrumental fun made by my dear friend Jose from Spain [Tommentonenlacuadra blogspot]. As you know, this now a classic series has real high quality standards, so you can expect some kick ass instro stuff from surf and hot rod to garage rock, r&b and lounge genres. It’s a non stop hot instro action featuring The Catalinas, The Swanks, T he East Side Kids,  Thee Midniters, Don & The Goodtimes, Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars, The Rumblers, The Beachcombers, The Crossfires, Adams Boys, The Underground Set, The Beatstalkers, The Velvetones… 20 trax of upbeat 60’s instrumental fun for your next wyld r’n’r party! Check some favs down below! You gotta dance dance dance, you gotta dig dig DIG!!!

 

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LINK WRAY – Early Recordings / Good Rockin’ Tonight / Original Swan Recordings

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“Ace’s compilation pairs two old Chiswick vinyl compilations: 1978’s Early Recordings and 1982’s Good Rockin’ Tonight. Despite the title of Early Recordings, these aren’t the earliest sides Wray ever committed to wax. Link cut these sides for Swan between 1963 and 1967, many years after “Rumble” rolled all the way to 16 on Cadence and long after he left Epic. They’re midperiod but they’re still prime and, in some ways, even dirtier than his trailblazing Epic instrumentals because they were done on the cheap and shHere you got essential amelessly ape trends. Wray embraces the corn in covering the “Batman Theme,” co-opts surf for “Scatter,” indulges in some backwoods boogie on “Turnpike U.S.A.,” rips off “Telstar” on “Cross Ties,” turns “Rumble” into a noir novelty for “The Shadow Knows” — and those are just the recordings that came out as singles during the ’60s. Good Rockin’ Tonight is devoted to sides that were squirreled away in the vaults until 1982, many of which were covers, some of them even featuring vocals (like the title track). The music on the 1982 LP is of a piece with the 1978 set but it’s not quite on par: the earlier comp really did have the cream of the crop. That said, having the two of these records on one CD is not only a blast, it’s one of the best ways to hear Wray’s ’60s peak.”

Here you got essential Link Wray, some of his best recordings cut for Swan records in the mid 60’s. Link Wray’s best moments are all here, punked-out, raw, primal guitar instro riot. Already have posted these stuff before but hey… This is A MUST !!!

 

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