Whether or not surf rock actually descended from traditional island music doesn't matter. Even if it's a relatively new invention, those swooning, reverb-saturated guitars seem to mimic the peeling nirvana of gorgeous salty barrels. Thank god for the Glasgow Tiki Shakers and songs such as "Velvet Surf," whose languid melodies beg to be listened to Mai Tai in hand. Check them out at the beach-themed Don the Beachcomber and get a double dose of salty euphoria.
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