Okay, today's post is a bit of a reach. Obviously,instrumental and surf music factor into the roots of garage rock and the use of fuzz guitar, in the case of '60s garage, is almost required. Well, BOTH surf 'n' fuzz meet on this LP, the soundtrack to the film Fantastic Plastic Machine, about California surfers surfing in Australia. The music here was composed/conducted by Harry Betts, a jazz saxophonist, not a surfer, dudes, and it was released in 1969, five years too late to be a proper period surf album.
Overall the jams on Fantastic Plastic Machine are heavy on the CLEAN Ventures-style surf/instro, but instead of reverbed 10 hangin' twangin', it's all Davie Allen fuzz-guitar leads. Also, just like on the above track "Theme from 'Fantastic Plastic Machine'," there are some horns and strings occasionally included in some of the arrangements, BUT...rather than detracting, they add to the excitement and (ahem) drama. This is a great record. I snagged it blindly, kinda, as most '60s soundtracks have ONE good fuzz/go-go track, but this soundtrack album is strong the whole way through.