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The Surfaris - 2 in 1 (Hit City'65 & It Ain't Me Babe)

The Surfaris - 2 in 1 (Hit City'65 & It Ain't Me Babe)

A Glendora, CA, surf group remembered for "Wipe Out," the number two 1963 hit that ranks as one of the great rock instrumentals, featuring a classic up-and-down guitar riff and a classic solo drum roll break, both of which were emulated by millions (the number is no exaggeration) of beginning rock & rollers. They recorded an astonishing number of albums (about half a dozen) and singles in the mid-'60s; the "Wipe Out" follow-up, "Point Panic," was the only one to struggle up to the middle of the charts. The Surfaris were not extraordinary, but they were more talented than the typical one-shot surf group; drummer Ron Wilson was praised by session stickman extraordinaire Hal Blaine, and his uninhibited splashing style sounds like a direct ancestor to Keith Moon. He also took the lead vocals on the group's occasional Beach Boys imitations.



The Surfaris - 2 in 1 (Hit City'65 & It Ain't Me Babe)


The Surfaris - 2 in 1 (Hit City'65 & It Ain't Me Babe)


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5 Comments on Old Melodies ...: The Surfaris - 2 in 1 (Hit City'65 & It Ain't Me Babe)

  • D&J
    on March 25, 2015 | 01:35 D&Jsaid :
    "Thanks a lot for your effort make our blog more interesting ... D&J"
  • Ed Kelleher
    on April 25, 2015 | 23:17 Ed Kellehersaid :
    "I second that thanks for great uploads"
  • guszamora
    on August 01, 2015 | 19:02 guszamorasaid :
    "Hi Dimitri...is there a chance to reup this CD? "The Original Surfaris - Bombora " It was in your old blog.... thanks and greetings: GZ"
  • Antoni
    on July 01, 2019 | 01:03 Antonisaid :
    "Great compilation, but the link is down. Please help."
  • Antoni
    on July 01, 2019 | 11:05 Antonisaid :
    "Thanks a lot."
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