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Steve Waltner


Resembling the roiling rush of ocean tides rising and charging back to land, surf music combined a visceral, throttling charge of amped up reverb, frenetic, and staccato guitar leads. Unissued in its early-’60s prime, Corby Records’ main man Steve Waltner, and his comrade Denny Hardesty, cut this vital, throbbing trio of surf instros, imbued with insistent, one-note piano lines; rapid-fire, chicken-pickin’-type runs with wordless and monosyllabic unbridled screams; and exotica-adjacent, Spanish guitar-bred serenity.

Track List

  1. Steve Waltner X
  2. Steve Waltner Tropic Waters
  3. Steve Waltner Skossion