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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"When I Go to the Beach"

“When I Go to the Beach”: The East Coast Surf Sound

June 1967’s single release, “Hit the Surf” by The Sea Shells, may or may not have been the last recording of surf music’s original Golden Age.  Sgt. Pepper‘s release that same month might well have been the final nail in surf’s fiberglass coffin. The music scholars at Rhino Records —

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"Luxury Dreamride"

“Luxury Dreamride”: Surprisingly Affordable

When’s the last time you heard an instrumental on contemporary hits radio?  I was talking with my brother Bryan about this, and we both agreed that “Where’s My Thing?” from Rush’s 1991 album, Roll the Bones, was the last time we remember hearing an instrumental on modern pop terrestrial radio. 

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