It Came from the Beach: Surf Drag & Rockin Instros [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2008 collection containing 26 rockin' instrumentals from the studio that created the Chantey's' 'Pipeline' and the Rumblers' 'Boss'. This compilation ties together all the surf and rocking instrumentals recorded at the Downey Studios or for Downey Records in the early '60s. Most were released on small indie boutique labels, if not on the Downey imprint itself. There are some previously unreleased items, and a few that were initially unearthed for a now-deleted, badly mastered and totally un-annotated Dunhill CD in the '80s. With this release we have tried to include as much information as possible in Brian Nevill's exhaustive sleeve notes together with some great photos for the booklet. This is a must for surf and instrumental fans who like to have one studio, one label, one legend in one place. For everyone else, we've got alternate takes and unavailable masters, so there's no excuse for this not to be on your shelf. 26 tracks. Ace. 2008.