Surf-Age Nuggets Trash and Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 [coll] – [Rockbeat Records]
Former Rhino Records producer James Austin (1996’s Cowabunga! series) features obscure first wave surf tracks on this astonishing 4-CD set. Much of this material is new to me. Even after doing a surf show for 3 years, I had no idea that there were this many surf bands in so many locations in the early sixties. Interspersed are movie trailers, commercials, and radio ads from the time, often next to related music tracks. No trash tracks, clean sound, a vital addition to KFJC’s surf library.
PGM: Book contains helpful liner notes for every music track.