About 60 years after the birth of surf rock, this style of music is still practiced by countless bands, in most cases not reaching the level of the pioneers. New York City drummer Bobby Lee Moller is a positive exception, with a surprising twist: the signature reverb-heavy guitar sound supports the drum rolls rather than the other way around. On the limited edition 10” vinyl Drummatic Bobby Lee pays homage to the early drummers of surf instrumentals. Together with Brian Edward Hack (guitar), Jeff Feinberg (bass), Danny Mitchinson (guitar), and Joe O’Brien (keyboards) he plays 4 fine covers. Let’s Dance (written by Jim Lee, here with vocals by Bobby Lee) is probably the best known, but the three instrumental tracks that precede this one are actually more fun. These experienced musicians are still enthusiastic and you can hear it.
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