Get me started with surf music

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:54 am

I got the Cowabunga! Boxed Set which is full of different bands. It's now out of print. :(

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by mcalllisterra » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:29 am

Wow, a totally overwhelming response! I can't wait to dig in to all this. Thanks!

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by sumlin » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:29 am

Just logged in to say "Takeshi Terauchi" but got beaten to it. The whole 'Eleki' genre and explosion of surf music in Japan is a bottomless pit of inventive awesomeness.

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by RuffiansFC » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:22 am

JazzBlaster wrote:
noisepunk wrote:Dick Dale should certainly be checked out, as should The Ventures.

Man? or Astroman? are a kind of punk infused modern surf act that are pretty awesome.
Saw Dick Dale in 99 one of the best shows I've ever seen. MOAM is a great band as well, seen them at least a half a dozen times. The ventures are the most popular instrumental surf band, I have some of their early records, they are best on vinyl.
i also saw dick dale for the first time in 99. it was some real life altering stuff. not life altering enough to make me buy a strat, but it made me realize a guitarist didn't need a marshall stack and a ton of distortion to be loud and heavy

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by mywhitenoise » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:47 am

selectomatic wrote:This should get you going! http://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/7799/
Great link, I'm gonna be busy checking these out (along with some suggested drone, and psychedelic bands)!

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by parry » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:03 pm

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by mcalllisterra » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:42 pm

Thanks!

Hey, how are you getting along with the sunburst Strat? ;)

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by Ex Lion Tamer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:29 pm

mcalllisterra wrote:
Thanks!

Hey, how are you getting along with the sunburst Strat?

Oh! Hi Andy, how are you?

We're getting along just fine. In fact, it has become one of my favourite guitars! It was a good guitar before, but your body has turned it into something special.

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by mcalllisterra » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:28 pm

Ex Lion Tamer wrote:but your body has turned it into something special.
I get that a lot.

Haha jk. I'm glad it found a good home! I saw the photo you posted in the Strat thread and it looks great!

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:50 pm

Something more 'modern' (90's / 00's onwards):

The Bambi Molesters from Croatia !!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b1r7t4L ... CcDd_bDMwA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNkxPAReT5I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1C1N8KYhtY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=expdxldXIa4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and here from their collaboration with Chris Eckman from the Walkabouts (who lives around the corner, in Slovenia, where he is married)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Cj9-EM ... CcDd_bDMwA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIneuUbS ... CcDd_bDMwA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsxlfM-HtCo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I also really like the Messer Chups as well as the Kilaueas:

Messer Chups:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZHrK311aw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX22GV_itnA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfSulUYKnhk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kilaueas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrstABtbbW8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zODwknMt0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD74wJcPCy4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by fosco » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:29 am

I like it The Blue Stingrays - "Surf-N-Burn"

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by kujoalt » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:04 am

Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Champs, The Pyramids, Man or Astroman?, The Drums, The 5.6.7.8's, FARM, Dirty Beaches, Peach Kelli Pop, Los Straightjackets, The Sandals, etc.
film/music composition major
somewhere between J. Mascis and Joe Pass

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Re: Get me started with surf music

Post by missionguitars » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:49 pm

Great vid, anything with Jim Thomas on it is great, Shitones rank as well - http://www.mermen.net/shitones.shtml

And yes - highly recommend http://surfguitar101.com/ - great forum!

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