When I first made this website I felt like I had to actually have some content that would make visiting worthwhile other than just playlists. So I thought "why not share all the surf music I've been finding"? I could let people know about every single new release that I found and give them the gist of it. I didn't want them to be reviews, I didn't have the heart to get serious about when something kinda sucked, just descriptions... and if I really liked it I would try to be extra gushy with my prose.
We are gathered here as worshippers of the vibrations of the guitar string, but stand before you today telling you that good surf music can be made with the guitar firmly relegated to a supporting role. Many of you may be quick to cry heretic, but the elders know that the saxophone was once a very respected rock & roll instrument, including in the surf realm.
The Necronautics - Blast from the Past (The Necronautics)
Los Sedientos Surfistas - El Flaco (Fantástico)
Los Kosmos - V Jope Fantik (Los Kosmos)
The Dead Rocks - Surf Explosao (Surf Explosao)
The Journeymen - Work out (rare surf - the south bay bands)
The Atlantics - Stompede (Great Sounds of the Atlantics)
The Citations - The Snake (45)
The Arondies - El Rondie (introducing the arondies)
evans carroll - the monster (horror hop)
The Ventures - Rumble (rock and roll forever)
Always cool when somebody that listens to my show shows me their music, and it’s especially cool when it’s good! This EP comes out swinging with “Bat Outta Hell!” and “Bone Vampire” which have a Huevos Rancheros vibe except with a beefier low-end. Then “Lighthouse Point” cools it off a bit, reminding me strongly Los Straitjackets’ classic “Close to Champaign”. Then “Noche Sin Luna” goes for the creepy vibe before a cover of Sandy Nelson’s bouncy “Big Noise from the Jungle”. Then they wrap it up with “Unraveler”, with a sound more in line with the first two tracks.
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