Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Toes on the Nose|
Toes on the Nose: 32 Surf Age Instrumentals
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Okay, so I'll be the first to review it
COMPUTERJAZZMAN | Cliffside Park, New Jersey United States | 03/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Do you like surf music? Well, this CD is a reverb-drenched trip down memory lane with some of the most powerful surf music ever made, put out on the Liberty, Capital, and Imperial labels in L.A. from '63-'64. Eddie and the Showmen are great, featuring Eddie Bertrand from the Bel-Airs (Mr. Moto fame). Squad Car is a classic. Jerry Cole was another great studio L.A. musician who put out a lot of surf music on Capital (he was their answer to Dick Dale), who later on went on to back up some pretty fair guys named Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Sandy Nelson was a great drummer, much like Hal Blaine, and the other cuts by the Ho-Dads, the Super Stocks and The Ghouls are pretty good, too. Anyway, if you like pure unadulterated rock and roll, you'll love this CD."
Sandy Nelson's "Casbah"!
Sam Quintin | Wasteland, NV USA | 11/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I chanced upon an Imperial 45 of Sandy Nelson's instrumental "Casbah" some years ago, it showed up in a box of discs I'd bought somewhere, and I was...enamored. When I finally started my CD collection, I couldn't find "Casbah" anywhere (not even on Sandy Nelson compilations).... It was an enigma, it didn't seem to fit... it'd originally been released in that unhip surf-music year of 1965. Leave it to the UK's Ace Records to finally, FINALLY address the continual oversights by discreetly including "Casbah" on their surf-music compilation, TOES ON THE NOSE. If you haven't heard "Casbah" you're in for a treat, it's one of those undiscovered beauties that make collecting rock'n'roll such a thrilling pursuit. You'll be amazed that it wasn't a hit, and that no one seems to be hip to the track. "Casbah" is worth the price of TOES ON THE NOSE alone. It's a rush, and you'll love it. I know so because, hey, I'm not that unique. I envy the discovery that awaits you with your first listen to "Casbah.""