Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Supertones - Originals

"Original Music" represents the complete original compositions by NYC's finest, The Supertones, one of America's best surf instrumental bands. The songs cover the period from 1989 up to the present. Songs like "Pugsakuk" and "I Surf In Black" have been featured in the recent MTV Real World San Diego series. Surf Fever 2000 itself has the feel of a speeded up Besame Mucho, an impression no doubt enhanced by the tasty 6-string bass lead. There’s a hint of Kon-Tiki about the melody of Playa Del Rey, its rich summer sound contrasted by the slightly distorted bite of Moonshot Part 1. A bright ringing lead decorates the mid-tempo Side Slippin’ until a reverbed guitar cascade introduces the surfer Sweet Ride with its Gary Usher styled piano-tapping support. Media Noche is an upbeat surf ballad and another winner. Moonshot Part 2 is altogether much better, this time the theme taken by a richly echoed guitar accompanied by organ. - Alan Taylor, Pipeline #44, Surrey, UK

1. Pugsakuk 2. 1,000 Ft Rd 3. Wingnut 4. Victory At Sea 5. I Surf in Black 6. El Rollo 7. Ted's Twist 8. Torque Wrench 9. Sand Pumper 10. Wingnut '94 11. Supertone Surf12. 1,000 Ft Rd '9413. The Wet Set 14. Surfista15. Dr. Yes16. Harbor Patrol17. Avanti18. Flamenco Surf 19. 20. Surf Fever 200021. Playa Del Rey22. Moonshot Part 23. Side Slippin'24. The Sweet Ride25. Media Noche 26. Lone Rider27. King Size 28. Moonshot Part 2 29. Shanghai Surf30. Vintage Surf 31. Twango



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