The Buttertones walk us down Long Beach pier into a lost decade of California culture. Their latest album, Gravedigging, gives it to us straight. It’s surf, played inside Joe Strummer’s motorcycle garage, and if you take a second you’ll catch the bass - tougher than snorting gravel. With the beach pushing a constant west-bound wind, we chatted about some of the 5-piece’s favorite tunes. Here’s a comp, straight from them to you.