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A Day At The Beach

by Les Fradkin & Get Wet

Supersonic surf guitar from the Internet's #1 Surf Band. If you like The Ventures, The Shadows and Dick Dale meet Jeff Beck, you'll want this. Special Summer Sale Price. Features 4 Songs from "Accidental Icon-The Real Gidget Story."
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Day At The Beach
2:42 $0.99
2. Kick Sand
2:33 $0.99
3. Pintor
2:44 $0.99
4. Key West Sunset
2:33 $0.99
5. Nature Calls
3:37 $0.99
6. Good Vibrations
3:44 $0.99
7. The Dirt Surfers Get Wet
2:57 $0.99
8. Wave Rider
2:34 $0.99
9. Beck's Bolero
2:25 $0.99
10. Hurricane Warning
2:05 $0.99
11. Joy Of Man's Desiring
2:53 $0.99
12. The Bridge Across Forever
2:41 $0.99
13. Bombora (Live Bonus Track)
3:03 $0.99
14. Reverbia (Live Bonus Track)
2:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
Special Summer Sale Price!!!

Featuring the iTunes hits:
"A Day At The Beach"
"Key West Sunset"
"Good Vibrations"

This is music to SURF by. Gidget does!

Les Fradkin & Get Wet are the most successful new instrumental surf band in internet history. Since 1999, we've had 230,000 downloads in 77 countries and enjoyed 16 #1 hit singles on the mp3.com charts. The group features guitar legend Les Fradkin, founder and leader of "Get Wet". Les Fradkin & Get Wet were featured as one of three successful artists in the first edition of the famous book "MP3 for Dummies" and the group's two surf CD's have received wide college airplay and sold thousands of copies.

Les has also appeared onstage as a musical guest with The Ventures as a second lead guitarist.

"A Day At The Beach" features 4 songs heard in the movie documentary-
"ACCIDENTAL ICON- The Real Gidget Story":
"A Day At The Beach"
"Kick Sand"
"Key West Sunset" and
"Hurricane Warning"

The movie premiered in Malibu, California on October 8, 2006.

This CD also features "Good Vibrations", "Beck's Bolero" and four #1 mp3.com surf hits-"A Day At The Beach", "The Dirt Surfers Get Wet", "The Bridge Across Forever" and "Kick Sand." Surf legend Eddie Bertrand makes a guest appearance on rhythm guitar on "Joy Of Man's Desiring."

If you love Dick Dale, The Ventures, Jeff Beck and adrenalin pumping instrumentals, then you want the music of Les Fradkin & Get Wet..."Supersonic Surf Guitar!"



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Bob Eggers

absolutely the best guitar instrumental music to date!

Bob Eggers

Absolutely the best instrumental in decades!
Absolutely the best instrumental in decades! CAUTION: industrial strength.


Essential Listening!
Back in the ‘60s, instrumental guitar aficionados were in paradise. England had The Shadows and America had The Ventures. More than four decades later, few American guitarists are capable of combining the spirit of the classic West Coast surf-rock sound of The Ventures and the Euro-tinged guitar instrumental sound of Hank Marvin & The Shadows better than Colorado-based guitar ace Les Fradkin. Forty plus years after the Ventures and Shadows early ‘60s breakthroughs, Les Fradkin and his band, Get Wet, are in the midst of reviving the time-honored surf-rock instro sound and a whole lot more. Just in time for Summer 2004, Fradkin has re-launched the first two Get Wet albums—Splash! (from 1999) and A Day At The Beach (2001)—on his own RRO Records. Huge hits on mp3.com when released on CDR a few years back, Fradkin has shored them both up as definitive CD releases complete with 24-bit remastering, eye-catching new artwork and liner notes. Bonus tracks of Les Fradkin & Get Wet performing live in California and Colorado alongside a number of top players are featured on each—with the Splash! reissue spotlighting Les riffing out alongside legendary Eddie & The Showmen guitarist Eddie Bertrand. Colorful new artwork and top remastering makes these classic albums look and sound even better. The big, rocking guitar beat of Les Fradkin & Get Wet is essential listening for fans of surf-rock and symphonic rock instrumental sounds.

Davy Peckett-New Gandy Dancer

Album of the Year-without doubt
FiK Fsurf rehashes and pseudo surf albums by some of the newer bands, this is the real thing- an absolutely joyous, stunning album which restores our faith that surf is way,way alive in the fingers of Les Fradkin. Album of the year without doubt.

Robert Silverstein-20th Century Guitar Magazine

"A Day At The Beach is as close to surf-rock paradise as it gets.”
Essential listening for anyone who ever rocked out to a Ventures album or thrilled to a Hank Marvin guitar solo, "A Day At The Beach" is as close to surf-rock paradise as it gets.The second full-length album by Les Fradkin & Get Wet, A Day At The Beach skillfully merges a number of majestic instrumental guitar styles and surf-rock influences. He won over guitar fans with his first surf-rock extravaganza, 1999’s Splash!, yet with the 2001 release of A Day At The Beach Fradkin set a new standard of excellence. Although he grew up on early Ventures, Dick Dale and Duane Eddy, Fradkin’s penchant for musical drama and an appreciation for classical masters like Pagannini, Mozart and Bach—as well as hard rock guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen—comes across loud and clear on the sweeping, guitar-centric vision of A Day At The Beach. Leading off with the riff-roaring title track, “A Day At The Beach”—a reverb-soaked guitar wrangler that would fit perfectly on a ‘60s Ventures album—Fradkin hits the bullseye repeatedly on exceptional tracks like “Key West Sunset”—with it’s noteworthy Shadows flavor—and the lofty “Nature Calls.”” In addition to the fine originals, A Day At The Beach also finds the guitarist putting his own stamp on several covers, including a notable Get Wet take of the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and a visionary “Beck’s Bolero”, from the first Jeff Beck solo album, Truth. This 2004 expanded edition CD of A Day At The Beach is newly upgraded with 24 bit remastering, revamped cover art as well as a pair of live bonus tracks recorded in Denver a few years back by Les and his Get Wet touring ensemble. Tailor made for ‘instro’ guitar enthusiasts as well as those looking to rediscover the classic surf-rock sound of the ‘60s, A Day At The Beach is bound to become a favorite among surf-rockers of all ages for years to come. Catch the wave!-Robert Silverstein

Doug Cornell

"An instrumental masterpiece!"
Les Fradkin & Get Wet, who are based in Colorado, are a surf-rock band built around the genius of guitarist Les Fradkin.  Fradkin is a guitarist of the first order, and it's our good fortune that he decided to direct his talent to melodic instrumental music instead of the six-string masturbation that is common to modern area axe shredders.  Make no mistake - Fradkin could show Joe Satriani or Eric Johnson a thing or two.  But instead of dazzling us with how many notes he can play per second, Fradkin layers his songs with melodies that will have you humming hours after the CD has been turned off.

The album sets a fast and furious tempo with the title track, "A Day At the Beach." Hyper percussion and layered guitars combine to create the audio equivalent of a caffeine-charged large espresso.  Pounding drums open "Kick Sand," but Fradkin smartly dials the volume back for the main melodic theme.  The tempo is slowed a bit in "Pintor," which showcases some very stylish spaghetti-western style picking.  "Key West Sunset" is a romantic sounding tune, perfect for an evening with a beautiful beach babe or dude.  Sharp melodies and haunting dynamics make "Nature Calls" one of the album's highlights.

You might wonder why Get Wet decided to cover the classic Beach Boys tune, "Good Vibrations," but after hearing this version, you'll never care for the original.  The Beach Boys were never a true surf band - they were more of a manufactured clean-cut version of the Beatles.  Fradkin takes this tune and completely transforms it into an instrumental masterpiece.

Get ready for some real fun - after "Good Vibrations" fades from the speakers, a collaboration between Get Wet and their friends The Dirt Surfers ("The Dirt Surfers Get Wet (Wet Mix)") blasts forth like a nuclear explosion.  If you can remain seated while listening to this tune, check your pulse.  Do not miss this song - the gorgeous middle part alone is worth the price of this CD.

Other standout tracks include a solid cover of "Beck's Bolero," and "Hurricane Warning," which could have easily been the theme song for any recent television police drama.  Just for fun, the album also includes a very memorable version of Bach's holiday classic, "Joy of Man's Desiring."

"A Day At the Beach" will get you moving. You can forget that large espresso, because this album will reach out, slap you across the face, and shout, "Wake Up!"

Davie Allan

Amazing Playing!
Amazing playing. Great idea and execution on the "classics" medleys. He may not be aware but I heard a few references to my 60's recordings in there. - Davie Allan & The Arrows.

Catlin Cornell

"Absolutely the coolest thing I've heard in weeks!"
Absolutely the coolest thing I've heard in weeks! "Hurricane Warning" isn't as surf-like as the other Get Wet songs, and this tune might even be considered "groove surf" if such a sound exists.  Well, it does now!  I love the guitars the most. Get Wet always knows what they're doing, and I always expect a good song out of them. They completed that expectation from me!!  This song is dangerous sounding - "Hurricane Warning," no doubt.

Clint Beachwood KCR-FM San Diego State University

"Wow... ! "
Wow... those are two powerful CDs!  Definitely not your guitar, bass, drums trio surf band. Such a full, rich sound.