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Album Review

A CD reissue of their 1963 debut album, with the addition of "Pipeline"'s B-side and both sides of the non-LP flop follow-up single. Mostly it's lesser variations of the "Pipeline" formula, including one instrumental penned by Tony Asher, Brian Wilson's writing partner for much of the Pet Sounds album. It doesn't include the single "Beyond," which can be found on the surf volume of Rhino/Guitar Player's Legends of Guitar series.

Customer Reviews

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not sure this is the original, so buyer beware . . . . . . . . .


The Chantays showed us a band did'nt have to be a big band to get a hit. By playing music heavy on Bass,Drums and piping all the guitars into a "reverb" chamber, they brought the style of music that defines the early 60's. Bands like the Chantays brought us "Surfer" songs, and we loved them. Pipeline was one of the most popular songs that summer. They offered songs that brought the Bass up front,Drums with "that" beat, and "Reverb". Man did we go crazy over Reverb. The Surfer songs would be a drag without it.


This is to JJ Cale. Thanks for your input on this song. I think it might be the original version recorded in Dec. 1962. But you definitely would know for sure. By the way, I love the music you record too.


Formed: 1962 in Santa Ana, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '90s

Formed in Santa Ana in 1962, the Chantays were five high school buddies -- Brian Carman (guitar, vocals), Bob Spickard (guitar, vocals), Bob Marshall (piano, keyboards), Warren Waters (bass), and Bob Welch (drums) -- ranging in age from 13 to 17. Playing local dances, they specialized in surf music, and at least in the beginning were primarily an instrumental outfit. They were spotted and signed up by manager Dale Smallins, and in 1962 Carman and Spickard composed and published a piece entitled "Pipeline,"...
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