The Blue Hawaiians -- Sway
Must have surf/ spy for any good collection. One of my favorite surf-exotica-rockers with a slightly dark edge to their sound. This is their first studio effort, slightly more restrained that their live shows. Even with some nice vocals, these guys know they are really a surf band and they do their stuff admirably with covers of Mancini's Banzai Pipeline and Ritchie Polodor's Quiet Surf -one of the most beautiful renditions of this piece I've ever heard. They rock out on Deadman's and add a little bit of spy with Searchin' For Da Cat. Element 86 is an incredible 7 minute psychedelic swirl. This one is a keeper.
1. Last Days of Summer 2. Searchin' For Da Cat 3. Banzai Pipeline 4. Casino 5. Deadman's
6. Quiet Surf 7. Martini 5 0 8. Swinging Hula Girl 9. Drop The Hammer Max! 10. Sharkskin Saddle 11. Charade 12. Tortolla 13. Drunk Man Noodle 14. Da Cat 15. Element 86
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