Sunday, November 25, 2012


Rhino's Surfin' Hits delivers exactly what its to-the-point title suggests, gathering 18 surf rock favorites like the Beach Boys' "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfin' U.S.A.," Dick Dale's "Miserlou," and the Surfaris' "Wipe Out." The collection gives equal time to both instrumental and vocal surf bands, featuring Jan & Dean's "Surf City" and "Ride the Wild Surf" alongside the Chantays' "Pipeline," the Marketts' "Surfer's Stomp," and the Bel Airs' "Mr. Moto." Though it's not a comprehensive overview of either kind of surf rock, Surfin' Hits does collect some of the best examples of both styles, and while it doesn't offer many surprises, it's consistently entertaining. (Allmusic)

1. Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys 2. Ride The Wild Surf - Jan & Dean 3. Wipe Out - The Surfaris 4. Pipeline - The Chantays 5. Misirlou - Dick Dale & The Del-Tones 6. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen 7. Out Of Limits - The Marketts 8. Surf Rider - The Lively Ones 9. Surf City - Jan & Dean 10. Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys 11. Penetration - The Pyramids 12. Let's Go Trippin' - Dick Dale & The Del-Tones 13. Surfer Joe - The Surfaris 14. Mr. Moto - The Belairs 15. Boss - The Rumblers 16. Surfer's Stomp! - The Marketts 17. The Lonely Surfer - Jack Nitzsche 18. New York's A Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
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