On the Turntable- Susan SurfTone- Shore (Acme Brothers Records)
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Surf music has a special place in my heart as well as a small section carved out in my record collection. You will find the likes of Dick Dale and The Trashmen shelved alongside your instrumental bands like The Ventures and The Astronauts who dabbled in surf. All of the records that occupy that small section have the ability to transport a summer day into something special. Whether you’re cruising to the beach with the windows down or firing up the grill in the backyard on a warm sunny day surf music is the best soundtrack. Modern acts have incorporated the surf vibes into their music with the twangy reverbed out fender sound and the extended snare drum rolls but few have set out to make a full on surf album. Susan SurfTone has stepped up and done so with “Shore.” 11 tracks with one word titles all under 4 minutes finished off with a 12th; a killer 7 minute plus instrumental cover of The Doors “Riders on the Storm.” The amps are cranked on this album and the kitschy vibes are authentic.The craftsmanship is superb, nailing the 60’s instrumental sound with some fantastic guitar playing from Susan. This is a modern surf gem that deserves a place alongside those dusty Ventures records.