The new surf label House of Tabu is releasing Archipelago: The Great Hits of the Madeira. Normally I wouldn't review a greatest hits album. There are certainly plenty of new releases that I'm not reviewing that are more worthy than talking about songs I already know. But I thought it would be a fun exercise to approach this differently: how about I make my own greatest hits and see how it matches up?
The Dead Rocks - Center of the Universe - Instrumental (Tiki Twist)
The Amen - Let's Fly to Mars (Let's Fly to Mars)
The Atlantics - Whitewash (Remixed) [Remastered] (Flight of the Surf Guitar 21st Anniversary Edition (Remixed) [Remastered])
Eldanka - Fatal Apogee (Twanging Tritones)
Barbacoa - Western Medicine (Barbacoa Italian Medallion)
Los Holy's - Sueño Sicodelico (Sueño Sicodelico)
RJ & the Riots - Fuzzed (RJ & the Riots)
The Treasures - Minor Chaos (The Birth of Surf Vol. 3)
The Surfriders - Rum Runner (Surfbeat, Vol. 2)
The next Bandcamp Friday is in August and I've come to rely on these to push myself to do quick reviews of recently released surf music. In the meantime, Bandcamp honors Juneteenth by donating their share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a worthy cause for trying to buy more music on that day.
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