Aqua Velvets


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Wax your board, tie your baggies, rev up the ol' Woody and head for the waves -- and take this twang-fest along as the soundtrack. Surfmania finds a timewarped niche in the guitar-rock culture that's right up alongside the master himself, Dick Dale, and the 12 cuts herein find the band members racing through all the intersections on the surf guitar highway, whether it's nodding to Mancini's "Peter Gunn" theme or shaking a finger in the twitchy vibrato of every fast-gun surf-twang number you've ever heard. If you're feeling in a Ventures, Shadows, Surfaris kind of mood, fling this at the CD player and get ready to ride the big one.

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