The trouble with releasing a greatest hits album (in Los Protones’ case “20 Monstruos” on Green Cookie) as an active band is that your next release is expected to rise above that bar.
the exotics - sandoway (go go guitars)
los tiki phantoms - El Hombre de las Tabernas (Y el Misterio del Talismán)
THE KRONTJONG DEVILS - Black Boots and Bikes (war of the surf guitars)
aaron and the burrs - Aaron's angry dance (aaron & the burrs)
guantanamo baywatch - the scavenger (Desert Center)
the fender iv - everybody up (randy holden - early works '64-'66)
the thunderheads - thunderhead (strummin mental vol. 4)
the vee eights - trick fueler (sleazy surf)
thom starr & the galaxies - Shake & stomp I (south bay surf)
This music isn’t about commercial success, so just about everybody’s in it for fun. So it feels kind of wrong to judge a band by how much fun it sounds like they’re having, but damn if these guys don’t sound like they’re having a little more fun than the rest.
For those that got into surf somewhere after the 80’s and before bandcamp, compilations were key for exposure to more surf groups. That’s slowed down significantly, with only a handful of notable ones in the past few years (off the top of my head Brave New Surf and Monsters of Surf). Reverb Nation serves a dual purpose of commemorating a great lineup at the Surfguitar 101 convention (the tracks are mostly in the same sequence of the performances) and as a surf compilation.
First time it’s a new thing, second time it’s getting official, third time it’s a ritual.
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