Young even by surf band standards (the lead guitarist was 15), The Surfaris are, for me, the most consistently exciting, energetic and infectious act in the instrumental branch of the genre. Their one famous hit, the basic but lively 'Wipe Out' leads off this twofer, but the action never lets up. The Surfaris cover a lot of material better known by other artists here, but they don't worry about staying close to the originals. The results are impressive. They turn 'Memphis Tennessee', for example, from a great r&b song into a great rock and roll instrumental. While it's recognisable as the same composition, they emphasise different aspects of it. Where they score heavily over other bands is in the drum department, with Ron Wilson exhibiting all the power of a sports car. No wonder Keith Moon was a fan. There are occasional songs and one slow number, 'Blue Surf', but they are rare exceptions. Infectious stuff.