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As a long time fan of surf music, I can honestly say, this ablum equals anything Dick Dale (the Tiger) ever produced. This is a classic and should never be lost!

Vintage surf music

This is a good old surf music; I do not agree with other reviewer, this album does not come close to Dick Dale, king of surf guitar. Also, remakes are not as good as the originals. I recommend, Red River Rock by the "Johnny and the Hurricanes", Miserlou by Dick Dale, Surfin' Safari by Beach Boys. Having said this, this is still a great surf album and thank ITunes for rereleasing this classic.


This is a classic surf album. You will not find better renditions of Mr. Moto, Latinia, and Vampire anywhere else. The other songs are equally well done. Highly recommended.


Formed: 1963 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

One of the most popular of the early Southern Californian surf bands, the Challengers were formed by drummer Richard Delvy after he left the Bel-Airs, who had recorded one of the very first surf singles, "Mr. Moto." Their debut LP, Surfbeat (early 1963), was one of the very first all-instrumental surf albums and sold 200,000 copies, an astronomical number for a regional act. Recording several albums over the next couple of years, most of their repertoire consisted of covers of popular rock and surf...
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