If you haven’t noticed, there’s a Surfin’ comeback goin’ on. We get tons of CDs from bands that play it; some good, some not-so-good, and some in-between. Here is an excellent one.
Jon and the Nightriders are led by surf historian John Blair and they know surf music when they hear it. From cut one, they burn. “Depth Charge” kicks off the proceedings with balls-to-the-wall guitar and drums. Things stay at that level throughout.
If you have an interest in surf music, check this out. You won’t be disappointed.
This article originally appeared in VG‘s Jan. ’97 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.