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Surfers Rule/Gone With the Wave
Genres: Pop, Rock
Two of the surf act's British MCA compilations together on one CD, 1976's 'Surfers Rule' & 1977's 'Gone With The Surf'.A combined total of 40 tracks providing listeners the best of the group's recordings for Decca in the U... more »
Two of the surf act's British MCA compilations together on one CD, 1976's 'Surfers Rule' & 1977's 'Gone With The Surf'.A combined total of 40 tracks providing listeners the best of the group's recordings for Decca in the U.S., including covers of 'Hey Joe', 'Louie Louie', 'Like A Rolling Stone' &'California Girls'. All tracks are remastered from the original master tapes. Also features the original cover art of each record & additional sleeve notes. Double slimline jewel case. 1998 BGO Records release.
Lets Go on a surfin' Surfari to the Beach Boys studio!!!
Boris Vita, III | Liverpool | 09/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this is a great compilation of tunes from a surf band mainly recognized for their instrumentals. However, it's really the vocal tracks that stand out on this release. It's not clear who actually sang most of the lead vocals on this CD.
It is quite confusing because the drummer's name is Ron Wilson, and the vocals on most songs sound exactly like Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. Most sources say that Ron Wilson and Brian Wilson are not related, but I'm not so sure about that.
Anyway, the background vocals sound exactly like the Beach Boys but even better. I would not be at all suprised if the Surfaris called in the Beach Boys dad, Mr. Wilson, for vocal lessons during the studio recordings. And as good as the vocals are on this release, Mr. Wilson must have hogtied and whipped these Surfari boys into shape until their true voices arrived. I'm talking Pulp Fiction here people. I mean how would Mr. Wilson get those pure, high pitched squeals out of these young gentlemen. Deliverance, maybe, I don't know. Now, I'm not sure if it was Mr. Wilson, but I sure wouldn't doubt it. These vocals are great. Was it the Beach Boys called in under the table, maybe, I'm not saying it was, but I wouldn't doubt it. I wish Mr. Wilson was still around so he could teach these new idiots like Ricky Martin and Creed how to sing. I'm sure he would get the best of them. Squeal Ricky, yeah, now thats the voice we want. Thanks Mr. Wilson for this beautiful 5 star release."
Surfaris Drummer Ron Wilson's Great Vocals
Michael Mclemore | Lenexa, KS USA | 04/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation highlights Ron Wilson's vocal talents along with earlier instrumentals by The Surfaris. The new vocals feature post-British Invasion hits the likes of Dylan, Turtles, Grassroots, Everlys and others in strong versions of the originals. Ron Wilson's voice is strong, rock-valid and pleasing to both the casual and serious listener alike. This is a great gathering of The Surfaris last works."