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A cash in title,
This review is from: Surf's Comin' [REISSUED & UPDATED] (Audio CD)
While surf was hardly coming via Bert Weedon's cover of the Virtues' Guitar Boogie Shuffle the only thing wrong with this collection is the title.
However a better bet if they needed to include so much British music would have been "Ginchy" which was actually covered by the Ventures
Not sure what they're trying to prove with all the U K instrumentals as 120 of them have been issued on 2 Castle Doubles called Twang and Strung Out.
As surf is American music descended from American instrumentals its only British resence is through covers
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2012 11:35:39 BDT
I don't actually understand this review. Can anyone explain it to me?
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 23:34:28 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2013 23:37:43 BDT
Slipper Tree says:
I think the reviewer is arguing that 'surf' music is essentially an American form and, by compiling UK instrumentals under this title there is a possibility that buyers may be misled.
'Surf' music in the US did evolve into a distinct form ('61 -'65-ish) on the West Coast from largely instrumental mid-to late-fifties releases, which were imitated in the UK by the likes of the Shadows etc, but, not being an expert, there I will leave it! This release is enjoyable, excellent value and a good introduction to the era - just make sure that you know what you are buying!
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