Author Topic: Surf Music  (Read 3878 times)

Surf Music
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:07:34 pm »
Hello, my name is Scott, and I....I....I've recently starting listening to....surf music.

There, I've said it.

OK, I mean, I won't just listen to any old surf music that you buy from some guy down at the corner. No, it has to be good quality stuff. Some of it is creative, fun, mysterious and intense. And what's more, when you're really burned out by words (as many of us on here may be at the moment), something loud and completely instrumental goes down well.

I was too much of a geek to be a surfer in high school, and besides, by then the surfers were listening to punk and the Violent Femmes--or Van Halen. So I don't know where this came from, but it's enjoyable.

Here's my favorite surf-ish band and CD so far, and a live video

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rEuQQ6xeDtw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/rEuQQ6xeDtw&rel=1</a>.


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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 05:47:37 pm »
Have you run across Dick Dale yet ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 05:49:37 pm »
Oh, yeah. I even have a CD collection of some of his early stuff. But some of that is too 50s-ish (saxophones, silly lyrics, etc.). He was a real pioneer, and some of his tunes are great, but I'm a bit picky.  :-[
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 08:04:24 pm »
I am a Beach Boys fan.  You can get "Surfer Girl" and "Shut Down, Vol II" as a double pack on one CD.  Fantastic stuff, as is the "Little Deuce Coupe" and "All Summer Long" twin pack.
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 08:10:00 pm »
Try some Man or Astroman.

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 08:10:48 pm »
The Sandals, who are the band who did the soundtrack for the film "Endless Summer," have made a new version of the original soundtrack album (perhaps the original masters were lost?). Anyway, it's become a real favorite at our place, even with the kid.
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 08:20:14 pm »
Try some Man or Astroman.

Oh, yeah--I hadn't thought about them in a while; will have to check them out again.

The Mermen are also supposed to be pretty good.
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 09:12:15 pm »
Errr... I quite like the Ventures  :-[

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1</a>
Getting there...

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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 09:19:58 pm »
A slightly Garage-a-billy  ??? version of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Fl4eI8-z8NQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Fl4eI8-z8NQ&rel=1</a> :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 09:23:19 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1</a>

Surf* music with an SG? Weird.

*Well, TV-surf.  ;)
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 10:03:52 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1</a>

Surf* music with an SG? Weird.

*Well, TV-surf.  ;)

All right, then, clever clogs - how's about <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OJXe6SY-B8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6OJXe6SY-B8&rel=1</a>, with what we'd all know as the Home Truths music (and then reminisce fondly about John Peel)
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 10:10:23 pm »
the Home Truths music

Once more in English?  ;)
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 11:08:11 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MjNAeELQ_Z8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MjNAeELQ_Z8&rel=1</a> by Joe Satriani is as far as I will go.  ;)

Very good though.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 12:29:52 am »
Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughen - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GWw55XhTehg&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/GWw55XhTehg&rel=1</a>(watch out for Dicks dodgy hair cut)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 12:50:51 am »
the Home Truths music

Once more in English?  ;)

"Home Truths" was a BBC radio 4 programme presented by John Peel which used the first 15 seconds of Dick Dale's "Let's Go Tripping" for its intro. The programme was a complete and utter waste of time and the worst thing Peel ever did, and unfortunately a lot of people associate "Let's Go Tripping" with it.

Nobody's mentioned Jan and Dean so far.

Re: Surf Music
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008, 01:46:38 am »
Nobody's mentioned Jan and Dean so far.

I said "surf music," not "beach music."  ;)
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008, 08:22:33 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/79v97DcIU98&rel=1</a>

Surf* music with an SG? Weird.

*Well, TV-surf.  ;)

If you watch "The Blues Brothers", Matt "Guitar" Murphy is using an red SG with a chrome scratchplate in the rednecks' bar and in the big show.  It's heavily associated with Angus Young and Tony Iommi, but wasn't really designed for HM - it was just supposed to replace the Les Paul in 1961.
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Re: Surf Music
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008, 10:08:26 am »
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