Album review: Gary Hoey, Music from the Motion Picture The Endless Summer II (1994)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 19, 1994

By Steve Newton

Rock-guitar maniacs are gonna love this one.

Fretboard wizardry abounds in the score to director Bruce Brown’s latest surfing documentary, as up-and-coming axe master Hoey tears up the beach on 14 surefooted instrumentals.

With the exception of Dick Dale‘s “Shake & Stomp (Part II)”, the material here isn’t so much surf music in the traditional “Pipeline” vein as it is just high-energy, feel-good rock ‘n’ roll, with heavy tips of the hat to the guitar stylings of Joe Satriani, Carlos Santana, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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