AQUA VELVETS: Radio Waves: 2XCD

Two “live” recordings from two different radio programs featuring this surf instrumental group. The sound quality performances are great, although it’s very hard to acclimate to how slow their versions of “Walk Don’t Run,” “Pipeline,” and “Baja” are after nearly twenty years of hearing strictly the JFA versions, and the cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was more than a little cheesy. Still, not a bad listen for fans of surf.

 –jimmy (BMG, which means it’s available at the record store in the mall, next door to Hot Topic)