We have 60's surf styles with a modern twist and from a fictitious band created by Barry Bachman. The music here is in Ventures territory with an eye on the beach, but it isn't as much surf as instro with a surf tribute. Barry Bachman plays all the instruments, so it lacks the chemistry of a band. Some of the tracks are very listenable tho so it is worth checkinbg out to add to your collection.
1. The Cyclin' Cowboy Surfers (Theme) 2. Ridin' The Waves 3. The Lonley Surfer 4. Hot Rod Cycle Song 5. Siren Song 6. Surfin' A Go Go 7. Drivin' My Woody 8. Surfer War Chant 9. Ocean Nights 10. Tidal Wave
11. Sleepwalking On The Shore 12. Prairie Oysters
Short slab of fun, slightly island influenced instro surf. The coolest surf combo from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Well mixed with lots of reverb, crazy drums and a tropical taste. Sip a few Painkillers and float away in your own dreams after a hard day of life.
1. Dwell At 10
2. Caribbean Vibes 3. The Killer Wave 4. Brown Recluse 5. Calm Before A Storm 6. Kawaramachi 7. JBL D-130F 8. Mozipel Twist 9. Hurricane Season 10. Going My Wave
Highly original and ultra enjoyable surf from a jazz perspective, blending surf, rock and jazz guitar with big console organ and baritone sax, like the Graham Bond Organization had they ever seen Mavericks. Amazing Phil Dirt
All instrumental, highly recommended. Love The Craw.
1 Up Periscope 4:34 2 Left Hand Yiros 3:53 3 Take The Drop 3:47 4 Depth Charge 4:04 5 Bullseye 2:07 6 Erika 3:19 7 International Au Go Go 3:33 8 Bellyflop 4:32 9 Femme Fatale 2:29 10 The Craw
Whoever thought that Lawrence Welk could be anything but "old school cool?" With revamped and remixed cuts from some of the best club DJ's around, Lawrence Welk has been re-invented and club kids and hipsters all over will soon be sipping champagne and grooving to Larry. The frothiness of the originals is not diminished in any way - making this a real heartfelt tribute. With songs like "You are My Sunshine" and "Baby Elephant Walk" backed by thumping beats and mellow grooves, songs like "Caravan" would be a perfect fit at any club, lounge, or party. It is best listened to the whole way through because the album is so wonderfully constructed song by song it takes you on a journey that comes full circle. All in all, fabulously fun and clever in a bubbly modern sort of way. If you are a lover of loungey songs done with a very modern take, then you might want this. Fun to freak out the grandparents.
1. Green Sheik Of Araby Greens Keepers 2. Champagne Time Rithma 3. Baby Elephant Walk Monkey Bars 4. Caravan Groove Junkies 5. String Of Pearls Kaskade 6. Honey Boston Tea Boys 7. You Are My Sunshine Joy & The Spider 8. Baby Elephant Safari DJ Keri & DJ 43 9. You Can Dance Q-Burns Abstract Message 10. Let's Go Dance Again East Coast Boogiemen 11. Bubbles In The Wine Dex Dubious 12. Scatterbrain Nobody 13. Watch What Happens Physics 14. Let It Be Me Magic Elephant Orchestra 15. Blue Velvet Smitty
Original melodies, progressions, arrangements influenced by some of the very best surf bands in the world - The Madeira, Man or Astroman?, Dick Dale, Laika and The Cosmonauts, The Ventures, The Bambi Molesters, Pollo Del Mar, Satan's Pilgrims, Slacktone, Los Twang Marvels. The songs are top notch - melodic surf with a sharp edge, an old feel and a modern vibe. They sound like a fusion of many bands but in the end, have a unique sound, fast and furious guitars. A keeper.
In deference to the band's request - I have removed the full album and posted the 1st 3 cuts as evaluation samples. Like it - go buy it, like I did.
1. Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle) 2:28
2. Tempori Parendum 2:49
3. Maelstrom 3:37
4. Curse You Fred Haines 2:42
5. Midnight At The ChronoLab 3:29
6. Mobius Transformation 2:55
7. Argosy 2:31
8. Phistful of Photons 3:10
9. Claire de Lune 3:40
10. Run Ripley Run 2:46
11. Momentium 3:46
12. Chronosurf 2:40
13. Requiem for a TomorrowMan 3:06
Things are getting better on the home front and you will be seeing more regular posts, new stuff (at least to me), and reposts of what I can find. Thanks for all of your support and patience, it is appreciated. Enjoy.
The Invisible Surfers Till That Day
Modern surf punk with a heavy tone. A three piece instrumental combo from Greece. The three boys play fast rocking instros in a remarkably twangy style. Their sound reminds me of Huevos Rancheros, Link Wray and Thee Heatscores. They have been tearing up the Greek and European music scene for many years. Their blistering mix of Punk, Blues and Surf have attracted fans worldwide. Nice stuff.
01. Invisible Surfers - Bad Brakes (03:37) 02. Invisible Surfers - Los Pilotos Esta'n Muertos (03:05) 03. Invisible Surfers - Burned Brain (02:37) 04. Invisible Surfers - Hey You Beg For Mercy (03:27) 05. Invisible Surfers - Down At Santa Marina (03:35) 06. Invisible Surfers - Lickin' Nipples (03:23) 07. Invisible Surfers - No Warning (02:43) 08. Invisible Surfers - Two Miles Woman (03:19) 09. Invisible Surfers - Got To Go (Leaving You In Misery) (03:02) 10. Invisible Surfers - O.D. From Love (03:24) 11. Invisible Surfers - Totally Satisfied (03:37)
have to admit, some tributes are hit or miss -- you may like some
tracks, but some of the covers may sound flat or uninspired, falling
short of originals' level of quality -- BUT NOT SO HERE. With this
release, the opposite is true. The songs take a new life of their own
and the end result is a genuine treasure. I've bought my share of instro
tributes, but this one is better than all. The reason? I have to
guess that it's got a lot to do with The Shadowy Men's status as one of
the forefathers of the third wave of Surf Instro, and being a seminal
band in both the US and Canada. Don't miss out on this one. A++ all the way.
1. Good Cop Bad Cop 2. Zombie Compromise 3. Shake Some Evil - Mulchmen
4. Egypt Texas - Insect Surfers 5. Customized 6. Harlem by the Sea 7.
Having an Average Weekend 8. Reid's Situation - Spy-Fi 9. Aunt's
Invasion - The Sandblasters 10. Hot Box Car 11. Jackpot 12. Ben Hur
Picked off in a Gazebo - Pop Defect, 13. Siesta Cinema 14.
Unwatchable/Three Piece Suit - Squid Vicious 15. That Wuz Ear Me Callin'
a Horse - Breakfastime 16. Spy School Graduation Theme - Squid Vicious
17. Mecca 18. Algoma Reflections - The Sadies 19. Peas Porridge Rock/You
Spin Me Round '86 - The Surfdusters 20. They Don't Call Them Chihuahuas
Anymore 21. Off Our Back Conrad Black - The Sawney Bean Band 22.
Memories of Gay Paree
With the emergence in the 1990s and 2000s of Scenic, Friends of Dean Martinez, Vivid Low Sky (the last of whom, like Shark Quest, are also from Chapel Hill), and now Shark Quest, there seems to be a mini-vogue for instrumental indie rock with a cinematic, desert-sweeping grandeur. This mine-genre is so small (and probably unlucrative) that it's impossible to accuse Shark Quest of bandwagon jumping. Nonetheless, for those familiar with the other acts named above, they'll spark unavoidable comparisons. Not so much to Vivid Low Sky (who, despite sharing the same hometown, have a harsher and more dissonant rock aesthetic) as to Friends of Dean Martinez, in the bent for twanging guitars and a certain Southwestern border feel. With both Friends of Dean Martinez and Scenic, there's an affinity with the soundtrack drama of Ennio Morricone. What, then, makes Shark Quest stand apart? It could be that they're more eclectic than any of those other groups, particularly via the folk influence added by Sara Bell's mandolin and banjo. There are unexpected sounds such as the "Shaft-like guitar on "Crazy Laura," and the classical cello on "Kell." The compositions and melodies are moody and haunting, the tempos and instrumentally varied. It's still more suitable for ambient diversion than foreground excitement, but it's a nicely done, decently imaginative recording.All Music review
1 Chicken Strings 2 All Ball 3 Race Dragging 4 Sesame Hijack 5 Crazy Laura 6 Kell 7 Hugging Is Affecting China 8 Here Sparky 9 Clocks In The Arctic
After a lengthy hiatus, Shark Quest returns with
Gods and Devils, a collection of pieces featuring works used as the
soundtrack to a work by self-taught counterculture animator Bruce
Bickford and also in Monster Road, a documentary on the animator's life
and rarely seen work. Much of the album is quite animated-sounding,
particularly the opening track, "The Rosetta Barrage," which, with its
intricate mandolins and twangy guitars, sounds a little like an
Appalachian take on a spaghetti Western theme by Ennio Morricone.
Morricone's name is often bandied about, along with those of Friends of
Dean Martinez and Calexico, when discussing Shark Quest, and for good
reason: all of these artists share an exquisite sense of mood and
atmosphere. Hints of surf bands like the Ventures pop up on the darkly
lovely "Sin the Moon," and while tracks such as "Three Ivy Leaves" still
feel like part of a soundtrack rather than a stand-alone work, an air
of restrained mystery runs through Gods and Devils. However, the album's
best moments, such as the spooky epic "Katherine of Krakow," have more
than enough presence in their own right. The wide array of instruments
used in Gods and Devils' arrangements -- which include steel guitar,
marimbas, all kinds of percussion, and a water bottle -- give the album
more color and texture than the group's previous work. A dreamy but
involving listening experience, Gods and Devils marks an important step
forward for Shark Quest. ~ Heather Phares
Rosetta Barrage Sin the Moon Three Ivy Leaves Shivers Katherine of Krakow Gibbous Orisha Furies On Fire
Blending beautiful guitar melodies with inspired beats and producing a
sound that might be like "surf jazz", the band continues to impress.
Each track in this album is long enough to enjoy the music, but short
enough to hold the listener's interest until the next song plays.
Musically, this album is quite diverse. Each track sounds like it could
be coming from a different band. This album makes me wish I had
synesthesia. I would be smelling roses, seeing a kaleidoscope of colors,
and tasting gourmet cuisine. Many different soundscapes. I recommend
for lovers of jazz or rock, for the album could easily be considered
1. Blake Carrington 2. Kool's America 3. Baii 4. Ellen's Theme 5. Lunch At Sara's 6. Dead Turkey Gulch 7. Armadillotron 8. In A Dive 9. 5 Dollars
A combination of vintage instrumental rock sounds reminiscent of teenage dance parties and movies soundtracks from the 1950s and early 1960s. This is the sound of beach parties, camping in the desert, and good guys fighting bad guys. Slightly psych influenced tunz. Excellent.
Apologies in advance - this is a continuous file. I've been too busy with work and dealing with my wife's poor health to cut this into the single tracks. Figured you'd rather have it as is than not at all until I got to it. Thanks for your understanding. George
BIG SHOUT Out to 1.FCN for splitting file into single cuts. Thanks, buddy. Much appreciated.
1. Chases Lead To Crashes 2:49
2 The Birdbee's Revenge 2:31
3 Tolling For Whom? 3:12
4 At It Again 2:10
5 The Doors Swung Open 2:29
6 The Big Churn 2:51
7 Get Thee Behind Me
8 Between The Spaces 2:21
9 Swooning 3:07
10 Dance Maraton, Hour 36 2:37
11 Having What You're Having 2:49
12 Hey Ya! 3:19
In 1976, guitarists Paul A. MacDonnell and Robert Cross, bass player Trevor Darks and drummer/vocalist Dave Ball joined their considerable skills and produced one of the greatest but nearly forgotten heavy progressive projects, Automatic Fine Tuning. Doing an early form of neo-classical instrumental rock that predates the gothic harmonies and Paganini-love of Michael Schenker and Yngwie Malmsteen, the quartet boldly went where few rock ensembles had and recorded one brilliant album before disbanding. ” One of my TOP 10 of ALL TIME. 38 minutes of pure driving guitar, bass and drum. You will not be disappointed.
Happy Easter y'all!
Tracklist: 01. The Great Panjandrum Wheel Pt.One 02. Gladioli 03. The Great Panjandrum Wheel Pt.Two 04. Queen of the Night
Quantum Fantay are a Flemish space-rock band, who formed in the early/mid 00s, and in the last few years have released a number of albums (this is their fourth). All of them are excellent and these albums, along with their NEARFest performance, have propelled them into the international arena. Like their obvious heros, Gong and the Ozric Tentacles, there's lots of flute, keyboards, guitars and a supple rhythm section, but they've got a sound that also reflects the 00s and keeps it all new sounding. Great instro long form twang. This is direction I'm moving in this blog - let me know what you think.
Tracklist: 01. Kukuriku Part 1 02. Follow The Star 03. Shiver Moments 04. Portable Forest 05. Counter Clockwise 06. Kukuriku Part 2
“ Rare Surf, Vol. 6, contains almost no surf records at all, save for the lead track, Don Hinson's "Monster Surf Stomp." What it does contain, though, are a bunch of rare hot rod songs from the vault of Capitol Records and some pop stuff from the same era (early '60s). Most of the tracks are fairly generic, although if you're into the car-song genre, then this disc is a treasure trove. Highlights include a pair of barroom saxophone instrumentals ("Cruisin'," "When Johnny Comes Slidin' Home") by the Hollywood Vines and Sharon Marie's brisk run-through of the Gershwin chestnut "Summertime," which clocks in at well under two minutes in length. Also included is one of Brian Wilson's most elaborate early productions, "Guess I'm Dumb," sung by Glen Campbell. ”
Tracklist: 01 - Don Hinson - Monster Surf Stomp 02 - Susan Lynne - Don't Drag No More 03 - Susan Lynne - In His Car 04 - Four Preps - 26 Miles (To Santa Catalina) 05 - Hollywood Vines - Cruisin' 06 - Hollywood Vines - When Johnny Comes Slidin' Home 07 - Super Stocks - Wide Track 08 - Super Stocks - Four On The Floor 09 - Super Stocks - Street Machine 10 - Super Stocks - Cheater Slicks 11 - Sharon Marie - Runaround Lover 12 - Sharon Marie - Summertime 13 - Sharon Marie - The Story Of My Life 14 - Sharon Marie - Thinkin' 'bout You Baby 15 - Storytellers - I Don't Want An Angel 16 - Hot Rod Rog - Little Street Machine 17 - Hot Rod Rog - Repossession Blues 18 - Shutdown Douglas - Flash Falcon 19 - Shutdown Douglas - Night Rod 20 - Shutdown Douglas - Twin Cut-outs 21 - Shutdown Douglas - Woody Walk 22 - Eligibles - Car Trouble 23 - Johnny Burnette - Sweet Suzie 24 - Glen Campbell - Guess I'm Dumb 25 - Survivors - After The Game 26 - Survivors - Pamela Jean 27 - Richie Allen - Stranger From Durango 28 - Richie Allen - Nothing Good 29 - Cheers - Chicken 30 - Cheers - Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots 31 - Visitors - Theme From 'the Wild Angels' 32 - Johnny Bond - Hot Rod Lincoln 33 - Davie Allen & The Arrows - Stranger From Durango rarestuffbuddie
Pavlov's Woody was created as a vehicle to obtain specimens of modern day surfers and transport them to the Pavlov's Institute of Reverb Therapy for behavior modification experiments related to the exposure of 60's style reverb saturated surf-music in a safe and controlled laboratory environment. They cover many traditional tunes with just enough individuality to keep them fresh. While a disc of covers can be a turnoff to some, when a band personalizes each track like this, giving it a new face while retaining the original kernel, it can be a rewarding adventure. Good Stuff.
A superb collection of Singaporean 60’s beat, pop, and “off-beat cha-cha” instrumental classics from original vinyl 45’s. These 22 supercharged beat-a-go-go tracks defy a common held belief that the Chinese couldn’t rock, groove, or swing back in the 1960’s. The vocals are sung in the dialects of Mandarin and Hokkien and they soar with catchy hooks atop groovy, clever beats. There’s plenty of electric guitar, organ, and crazy percussion rocking and twisting behind it all, at times reaching quite a mad and freaky state of affairs. The record’s finale “Happy Lunar New Year” sung by Linda Yong may be the weirdest New Year greeting ever recorded. Every single cut is a winner and it never lets up from start to finish. Although most of the lyrics focus on love, innocence, and festive atmospherics, there’s an epic vibe to the music that rivals other extremely well-recorded and unique pop styles emanating from the surrounding Southeast Asian scenes during the late 1960’s. Seminal bands of the period like The Stylers and The Silvertones are well represented here backing up a wide array of popular vocalists with Charlie Electric Guitar Band’s Sound of Japan ripping it up on four brilliant instrumental tracks.
1. Each And Every Flower 2. Tall Mountain Green 3. Good Luck In The New Year 4. Carnation 5. Love Is Like Dew And Flowers 6. Luna, Luna 7. Mimi Cat 8. Tough Time Missing You 9. Congrats, Congrats (New Year Song) 10. (Funny, Funny) Why Do I Fall In Love With You? 11. Si Li Li Li Li Our Hearts Beat As One 12. You Are A Heartless Person (Main Theme From You, Me, Her) 13. Diamond 14. Secretly Love You 15. Riding A Trishaw Around Chinatown 16. Why Are You Not Smiling? 17. Spring Wind Kisses My Face 18. I Hate My Unrequited Love For You 19. Where Is The Lady? 20. Mountain Lady 21. Oh No! [From You, Me, Her] 22. Happy Lunar New Year orientalexpress
Always in their own space, Pavlov's Woody have done it again. They Came From Beneath The Surf is a very enjoyable surf CD that's well suited for traveling (plays nicely in the car), and for focused listening as well. Excellent arranging, superb use of piano, and great playing all around.
01. Temptation on the Bounty (3:59) 02. Riviera (2:27) 03. Green Peppers (2:24) 04. Sunset Strip (3:00) 05. Scavengers (3:30) 06. Jerk Chicken Dance (2:56) 07. Tropical Fever (3:00) 08. Firehead and the Soul Brother (3:14) 09. San Luis (2:58) 10. Led Sled (3:42) 11. Harmony Park (3:04) 12. Pavlov's Lincoln (2:15) 13. Because They're Young (1:54) dogginit
The Bobby Fuller Four was a popular mid-60s American rock & roll band started by Bobby Fuller. With its first incarnation formed in 1962 in El Paso, Texas, the group has went on to produce some of its most memorable hits under Mustang Records in Hollywood, California. The band's most successful songs include "Let Her Dance", "I Fought the Law", and "Love's Made a Fool of You". This CD reissue combines two first albums on 1 CD with a seven bonus tracks - "Souped up cal-tex Rock 'n' Roll from one of the 60's most original & under-rated groups".
“ allmusic.com says Del-Fi combined the Bobby Fuller Four's first two albums, KRLA King of the Wheels and I Fought the Law, on a single disc. Producer Bob Keane and disc jockeys from KRLA in Los Angeles helped conceive the idea for KRLA King of the Wheels. The KRLA Top Eliminator was a customized dragster made for promotion, and the Bobby Fuller Four provided this 11-song album. The title track is a reworking of "King of the Beach," and an earlier record from the band's days in El Paso, TX. There are three other car songs, a killer version of Buddy Holly's "Love's Made a Fool of You," and two non-original songs that Bobby Fuller hated, "I'm a Lucky Guy" and "The Magic Touch." Meanwhile, the title track of I Fought the Law was an international smash for the group and certainly their most recognized and popular single. Fuller's idol was Buddy Holly, and former Cricket Sonny Curtis wrote the song that first came out on the Crickets 1962 album In Style with the Crickets. "Let Her Dance" was also a hit and is included. Chip Taylor wrote "Julie," a Hollyesque pounder of infectious proportion. Ten of the 12 songs are Bobby Fuller Four original compositions. "Only When I Dream" could have been written for the Everly Brothers, while "A New Shade of Blue" and "Fool of Love" are more moderate ballads that contrast to the upbeat and infectiously danceable quality of the remaining songs. More consistent than KRLA King of the Wheels, it is a masterpiece from the mid-'60s and the best album released in Fuller's lifetime. ”
01. Thunder Reef [Bonus Track] 02. Wolfman [Bonus Track] 03. She's My Girl 04. King Of The Wheels 05. The Lonely Dragster 06. The Phantom Dragster 07. KRLA Top Eliminator 08. Let Her Dance 09. Julie 10. A New Shade Of Blue 11. Only When I Dream 12. You Kiss Me 13. Little Annie Lou 14. I Fought The Law 15. Another Sad And Lonely Night 16. Saturday Night 17. Take My Word 18. Fool Of Love 19. Never To Be Forgotten 20. Love's Made A Fool Of You [Bonus Track] 21. Don't Ever Let Me Know [Bonus Track] 22. My True Love [Bonus Track] 23. The Magic Touch [Bonus Track] 24. I'm A Lucky Guy [Bonus Track]
If you want to program your player so you can hear the two original Bobby Fuller Four albums - this is how: KRLA King Of The Wheels: 19, 15, 3, 17, 18, 8, 4, 5, 13, 6, 16, 7. I Fought The Law: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.
3rd album of high energy guitar, keyboard driven surf-rock rooted instrumentals. Amazing stuff folks.
01. Galactic Breakout (2:02) 02. Stampede in East L.A. (2:45) 03. Atomic Pylon (4:05) 04. Island Sand (3:42) 05. Packin' Heat (2:48) 06. Davey Crockett meets the Mars Man (2:28) 07. Apocalypso (3:31) 08. El Pavlo Lamento (5:52) 09. Slow Moe (2:41) 10. A Shot in the Dark (3:01) 11. The Steel Tunnel (2:29)
The Retroliners are a surf-style instrumental combo whose eclectic blend of vintage guitar tones and modern sonics produces a unique interpretation of dark, angular spy music spiked with pop, punk, twist and twang. A bit on the darker side of surf.
01. Downshift (2:37) 02. Rumble in the Stratosphere (2:17) 03. Monica (2:42) 04. Steve Mcqueen (3:55) 05. Gatorbait (1:51) 06. Shelby County Line (2:30) 07. The Transylvania Twist (2:08) 08. Sioux City Surf (2:14) 09. Banshees & Bombardiers (2:44) 10. Velvet Lounge (1:46) 11. The Average Wedding Band (3:34) 12. Jackson Street Stroll (2:55) 13. In Cognito (2:08) 14. Allen Wrench (2:12) 15. Front Porch Blues (3:10) 16. Private Dick (2:57) 17. Sally Sue (2:21) 18. Java Bastante (1:52)
For my buddy Brandonio: couldn't resist. After hiding out in the catacombs of Creepsylvania for years, Ghoul returns with their 4th album. 11 tracks of their trademark death/thrash/crossover mayhem, tweeked with elements of surf rock and doom.
1. The Lunatic Hour 2. Off with Their Heads 3. Destructor 4. Death in the Swamp 5. The Mark of Voodoo 6. Brain Jerk 7. Blood Feast 8. Morning of the Mezmetron 9. Transmission Zero 10. Tooth and Claw 11. Metallicus Ex Mortis
RMFTM is an instrumental space/post/stoner rock band from the Netherlands. Hailing from the ashes of their former stoner rock band "Boners inc.", they use mind blowing guitar riffs and grooving rhythm sections to explore the unknown boundries of space. Way fun.
1. Space colonists 09:32 2. The Wire 09:21 3. Intergalactic dada & Space trombones 09:46 4. The people who stay on earth will explode 09:17 5. Moonjuice 06:34
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.