Sunday, October 7, 2007

60's for Halloween -- A Surf Tribute to Hair

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Hi everyone. From the people who brought you Surfin' Burt comes another spectacular take on a classic. Hair -- The International Tribal Love-Rock musical -- Surf Tribute. Hair was the first time rock'n'roll hit Broadway and is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot. The musical was a product of the hippy counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, and several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. At the time, the musical's depiction of the use of illegal drugs, sexuality, profanity, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of the "rock musical", utilizing a racially-integrated cast, and by inviting the audience onstage for a "Be-in" finale. Wiki

This comp modernizes it with slabs of reberb drenched surf, rock and garage that makes the hippies seem warm and fuzzy by comparison. Check out the groups in the set list and you'll see why it's worth growing your hair long. GW

1. Aquarius - Atlantics 2. Donna/Hashish - Longhorn Devils 3. Sodomy - Robert Cuff 4. Colored Spade - Michael Stilletto and theb Hurtmakers 5. Manchester England - Atomic Mosquitos 6. I'm Black/Ain't Got No - Weisstraunauts 7. Ain't Got No - Hi-Fi Ramblers 8. Air - Nematoads 9. Initials - Crime Factor Zero 10. I Got Life - Rev. Hank's Twang Gang 11. Hair - Surftones 12. My Conviction - Lava Rats 13. Don't Put It Down - Bombers Vivisectors 14. Frank Mills - Bustin' Burritos 15. Be-In - Seks Bomba 16. Where Do I Go? - Galactic Stretch 17. Black Boys/White Boys - Retroliners 18. Easy to Be Hard- BlueJays 19. Walking in Space - Glasgow Tiki Shakers 20. Abie Baby - SPECTRE 21. Three-Five-Zero-Zero - Urban Surf Kings 22. What a Piece of Work Is Man - 20 Guitars North of the Border 23. Good Morning Starshine - Kna Kwentzmann 24. Flesh Failure (Let the Sunshine In) -- Surfones

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5 comments:

C-500 said...

Hey there Boss!

This looks funny, thanks G.

No need for me to grow long hair...I should cut 'cause it is so totally long but...nah, don't think so;)

DaBoss said...

Hi C --
Sounds like Fruit punch. Think you'll enjoy -- it is fun. Hey, you guys are doing a marvelous job over at Frisian's, http://boppeslag.blogspot.com/, some good stuff is popping up. Between the 3 of you contributing -- the variety is nice. Keep it up.

Yes, if youj want to shoot over the better scan of the Duo-Tones that's cool by me. Anything to brighten the place up.
Thanks for visiting, always a pleasure.
GW

brandonio said...

daboss, I like totally forgot that this existed. This is pretty good stuff , i'm quit surprised giving the fact what the tribute is for. Do you have the American graffetti tribute too?the Weisstronauts are pretty cool on this comp , your future post should good.

C-500 said...
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barkingdog said...

Hey DaBoss

Thanx for this comp.

cheers.. the dog.

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