The Eliminators are back with their 3rd CD of rockin’ surf instrumentals, Room To
For close to 20 years, The Eliminators have remained a critically acclaimed Southern
California surf instrumental band and Room To Move dramatically drives that point home.
This is an eclectic collection of rock instrumentals that transcend a strict surf guitar
While the traditional surf sound is certainly evident here, this release also ventures
into the spaghetti western style (“Snake Eyes”) with elements of the Memphis soul sound
(“Slick”) and even big band instrumentals (“Steel Trap,” a cover of an obscure Link Wray
Joining The Eliminators on this recording is author-guitarist John Blair (who also coproduced).
His early band, Jon & The Nightriders, ignited a “second wave,” or modern
school of instrumental surf music, in 1979 and his book, the Illustrated Discography of
Surf Music, 1961-1965 is the most comprehensive discography of surf music recordings
ever published (now in its 4th edition).
The pairing of Blair and The Eliminators’ Joe Kurkowski combines two of the foremost
guitarists and composers in the history of surf-rock instrumental music.