WHAT I SAY: These boots were made for surfin’. Reportedly unearthed from the back of Lee Hazlewood‘s tape archive, these dozen gently twangin’ instrumentals find the underground icon hitting the beach and hanging 10 with the help of legendary studio band the Wrecking Crew (and waves of reverb). Run, don’t walk.
WHAT THEY SAY: “Not a reissue, but rather a brand new, never before released time capsule from the surf era. Lee Hazlewood’s Woodchucks Cruisin’ for Surf Bunnies is the perfect soundtrack for sun-baked skin and salty waves, hot rods and summer love. It’s the soundtrack to the American dream in the early 1960s and it comes from California.”