There's a few more items I want to draw attention to this past year...
Based on this and the Speedball Jr 7"s that came out in 2014, there must be some sort of discount going on at a record pressing plant for doing 2 different 7"s. Nobody's complaining though! Russian weirdo surfers The Messer Chups have kicked off 2014 with two 7"s named Jokermobile and Church of Reverb
The end of 2014 means we're about 50 years after when the surf craze fizzled out. Yet here we are, pumping out more surf music with no signs of slowing down. We've gone in all sorts of different directions since then, but some bands stay true to the cause and play by the rules. This sections is for those groups that are keeping the torch lit.
Never been a huge fan of Christmas music and putting it in surf music form doesn't make it better. So a few of them made it in here, but only ones I actually enjoyed.
the dusty watson complex - little drummer boy (seasonal favorites vol. 2)
dave & the customs - ali baba (surf guitars rumble)
the revomatics - rocker box (live at lucky joe's tiki room)
reverberati - 77 (combat surf)
the fleshtones - time zone (stomp! shout! scream!)
"Surf" is a very limited term. Some of us use "instro" for that reason, and some don't worry about words. While I love the sunny 60's surf sound as much as anybody, I think instro music is kept alive and interesting thanks in part to the people that aren't afraid to leave it behind. This category is dedicated to surf's weirdo grandchildren. If you'd argue that these aren't surf at all, that's OK by me.
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