This is a great surf compilation that shows that Australia had it's own armada of surf music legends that could go toe to toe with their American brothers. I would even venture to say that the musicianship displayed on this disc is superior to most of the American fare from that era. While their may be few tunes that rival the timeless melodies of classics like "Miserlou", "Pipeline", Wipeout" or "Mr. Moto"; the rhythms are more complex and many of the players are more accomplished.
This is a great sounding CD and all of the tracks are clear and detailed. Maybe there's slightly less attitude and garage than surf on this side of the pond, but the surf-vibe is alive and thrashing.
If you love classic surf music you'll love the Atlantic waveriders on this disc.