The Vara-Tones | Jetty Subject To High Surf

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Jetty Subject To High Surf

by The Vara-Tones

New instrumental surf music in the best tradition of Dick Dale, The Chantays, and The Surfaris
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Surf Blaster
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2. Over The Edge
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3. El Sereno
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4. Invasion Of The V-People
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5. Midnight In Mazatlan
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6. The Jetty
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7. Rendezvous Run
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8. Vara-Tone Stomp
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9. Varafied
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10. Repeto 2000
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11. Sunset At The Wedge
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12. Groo-V-Chicken
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13. Drumbox
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14. Repeto ('64)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Vara-Tones originated in the early sixties when instrumental music was a big thing. The Fireballs, The Ventures, and Duane Eddy were some of the names on the charts and on the radio at that time, and Leo Fender and Dick Dale were beginning to experiment with the outboard reverb unit in conjunction with the Stratocaster and Showman amplifier to create what would be the forerunner to the "heavy" rock sound. After putting in about a year of garage time, the Vara-tones gigged around Southern California during the height of the surfing craze ('63 - '65) and released a single, `Repeto' on the Kay label in 1964. The group disbanded in 1966. But WAIT! In 1997, all the original members except for Dick who had passed away, and Pete who was still mad at the band for ruining his hearing(??) got together for a reunion - jamming together just for fun. This ultimately resulted in "Jetty Subject To High Surf". If you like the vintage guitar-driven surf sound, you will love this album!

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Spur

Jetty subject to high surf
Really quite a good piece of music. Impressive instrumentals. But here are a two comments:
- extend the guitar solos to allow more expression, just let it fly
- cut back on the level of reverb, it sounds too tinny and tiring to the ear after 7 songs, plus todays stereos are way better than the 60's. You won't lose the effect, I promise you.
I'm already playing it for my buddies (who are also musicians).
Great Job.
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John Backus

Great guitar, one of the best surf albums I've heard
I've been a fan of surf music since the first surf album I purchased in 1962. This is one of the better albums I have heard. Often the modern versions leave something to be desired, but these guys are true to the style. They are great, buy this CD.
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Alan

one of the best!!!
One of the best surf cd's ever.This will be on my cd player for a long time.not one bad cut.please make more music like this.
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Jan Kravitz

Krcb/Kaleidoscope
This is the @#$%*&% real deal, wammy bar surf band deluxe. Just get it bros and grind it at the beach for all the young surf buds and lo they will
understand the surf music heritage you bestow upon them.
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Rev. Willis

One of the best recent surf music releases
This CD was my favorite release of the year when it came out a few years ago. Just excellent playing, fine surf music in a traditional vein but with very modern nuances. And high energy as well! Hard rockers should enjoy this. As my girlfriend said, now this is real surf music!
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Joelman

The sound, the feel, the quality
When I plug in my guitar I want a certain sound. The Vara-tones have it.

When I plug in my guitar I want a certain Feel. The Vara-tones have it.

When I plug in my guitar I want a certain quality of music to come from my amp.

That sound, feel and quality is the surf music sounds, and that is what I found on this cd.
I say BUY IT NOW!!

Midnight in Mazatlan is ummmmmm good! Better than cold beer on a hot day!
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Phil Quirk

If you want solid surf, this is it!
If you're looking for solid surf music with no frills and no attempts to be anything other than sun, sand & surf, THIS IS THE DISC. This disc is very well-produced and the tunes are little gems, two or three minutes of a good riff and some rockin' rhythm. Add lovely lasses in bikinis, cold beer, a few surfboards and you have an excellent party!
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Nick Anderson

BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE
BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE, GREAT MUSIC. PERFECT FOR WAKING YOU UP FOR THE DAWN PATROL OR JUST CHILLING IN THE EVENINGS. SURF MUSIC WITH ATTITUDE!
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R.Davey

Jetty Subject to High Surf means high quality surf!
This is traditional surf instrumentals done perfectly. All songs are reverb soaked surf. This band should have been ruling the waves since 1962. They're back together and making great music. Too bad they ever left! If you like surf music this cd is highly recommended.
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Brian

"New" surf rock that stands up to the best
It's a shame that the Vara-tones never got an album like this out in the 60s when it really could have made a mark with the classics of the time, but better late than never, and I'm glad they gave us this one. This has all the sweet guitar sounds of a Dick Dale expertly played, with the feeling that the sound has evolved some new modern tricks. It's a pure pleasure to listen to, and makes you wanna cruise PCH to to Zuma and enjoy a nice sunset over the waves.
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