The Endless Summer & The Boardwalkers
I am listening just this moment to a really good surf album by The Reluctant Aquanauts. The band decided to make it available as a free mp3 download. Here’s what Bill of The Reluctant Aquanauts wrote on Surf Guitar 101 with the link to the download.
Here are the masters to what would have been the Reluctant Aquanauts second album “Aquanauts Can’t Swim”. All the songs are original except for Fistful of Dullards and Altered State Trooper which were given to us by Denis from the Treblemakers.
Domenic Priore writes:
On Saturday @ 6, come by Stories Book Store, 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Echo Park, just South of Alvarado) to hear surf instrumental combo The Boardwalkers live and in person.
They’ll be playing between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Stories for a book event based around my new one with Brian Chidester, ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom.’
Several television monitors around the shop will be screening a wide variety of pre-1970 surfing movies as background eye candy (and for Pop effect) as The Boardwalkers play, and we meet, greet and sign books.
For more information and a ton of groovy pics, check:
Comments on the blog site, very much appreciated. No one previous has presented The Rendezvous like this. Thanks, folk, and hope to see you @ Stories…
My Writings (among reviews of my music)
PAL Studio documentary movie
Amazon knowledge site on Surf
Hang Nine online magazine
Offset guitar forum (think Fender Jaguar, Jazzmaster asf.)
Jan Berry, the musical genius behind Jan & Dean
Legendary Surfer’s on Surf Music
If you can think of more interesting Surf related links, please use the comment feature to add them. Thanks!
I got it today, but could only read bits here and there so far.
My favorite quote currently is Johnny Bartlett saying:
“See, a lot of surf bands (in recent years) got it so wrong. It’s not just the guitar you use, or the sound you get, or the clothes you wear… it’s the whole package.”
I encourage anyone with an interest in Surf to buy it asap. It’s just epic.
Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom: Brian Chidester, Domenic Priore
This is going to be a must have book – just trust me. If you’ve read previous publications by the authors (like the latest Dumb Angel Magazine for example), you know they get deep into their subjects and have great sense for entertaining writing. They take you right there, with coolest people – connecting all the dots of southern california youth culture of the sixties.
link to Pop Surf Culture on Amazon for your pre-order. I am Amazon affiliated, which just means by using this link for a purchase you get a great book and support this blog at the same, for the same money. Why give it all to Amazon ;–?
From Otto von Stroheim’s Tiki Events mailing list come these news of two great Surf Music events this weekend and next week:
The Surf Coasters are on tour from Japan and are appearing live with Slacktone this Saturday, September 13, 10 pm.
The Surf Coasters have been amazing audiences all over the States on this tour.
Plus, Slacktone is one of the best bands around.
Both bands are only rarely seen in a venue as intimate as
the Purple Orchid Tiki Lounge. Admission will be limited , so get there early!
Check out these links about the show
Tiki Central link
Surfguitar 101 link
Purple Orchid link
Purple Orchid Tiki Lounge is located at
221 Richmond Street, El Segundo (310) 322-5829.
Just south of LAX!
Come on down and help Dave Arnson celebrate his 50th(!) birthday!
Thursday Sept 18th —
Cover is only 10.00 for 4 bands!!
5214 Sunset Blvd ,in east Hollywood
the scintillating and groovy lineup will be-
*8pm -The Barbarellatones
See Dave play lead guitar as ‘Malibu Davida ‘ in this glam-y femme-y Cramps-y gothabilly band!
*9pm- The Insect Surfers
Dave’s 20- years -plus-running surfadelic instrumental band ! We’ve invited Guitarist Paul Johnson (‘Mr. Moto’, Belairs, Safaris) to play with us!
heavy psychodramatic punky adventures.. and singer Sabrine actually IS a 3rd grade teacher! a-Hunh! Their only show this season!
*11pm – Raw Power Rangers
See Dave make a nut of himself as Iggy Pop in our tribute to The Stooges’ 1973 “Raw Power’ album ! See punkrock legend Don Bolles of the Germs wallop the drums!
KXLU’s Reverend Dan (Music for Nimrods) will be DJ!!!
Stormy Byrd will be parked out front with his red nitro dragster ‘Revelation’!
Maybe Ms. Fractal will be fire-dancing on the patio!
Otto von Stroheim writes:
There is a HUGE Surf weekend event happening this weekend
All the details are listed below but if you don’t want to read all that boring text you can just check out the poster here:
If you have questions please contact Jeff at:
bigtikidude (at) yahoo (dot) com
Surf Guitar 101 Convention
Suzy’s Bar and Grill
1141 Aviation Blvd. (at Prospect)
Hermosa Beach, California
Noon to 5 or 7 pm, separate night show is 8 pm to midnight
a Swap Meet of surf music (cds, lp’s 45s -new used), and instrument/gear
shirts, posters, hats etc. if you have surf swag/merch to sell bring it, grab a free table and sell away.
Major Vendors will be.
Double Crown Records,
Golly Gee Records
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
John Blair with his re-issue of The 80’s album Stampede on CDw bonus trx
Machturtle Productions, and many surf bands cds.
plus many other bands members will be there selling their cds.
and there will be 1 table with Tiki magazine and other tiki related stuff
if you get tired of the Surf stuff.
**but Please save enough Money for the Night show, and their Merch. they need money too, as some of them are coming from The Mid West and
and multi media presentations,
Dominic Priore’s Assistant Brian from the Dumb Angel Gazette and Surf Pop Culture Books, will have some of their books and mags.showing surf music clips from the 60’s and a slide show of historic pictures.
and Possibly have the Original Surfaris Sufari LP for sale.(Lmited qtys)
There will be a short trailer of the ‘Sound of Surf’ music documentary that is in production now, and they may be doing interviews at this event for the film.
Paul Johnson will be having the premier of the Pounding Surf! DVD
plus historic stories and footage from the 60’s surf scene.
plus all of the different cds he has for sale.
and Surf Show
The Boardwalkers, (LA)
The Aquasonics, (Colorado)
Secret Samurai, (San Diego)
ALSO just added a short 4 song Eliminators set,
4 songs of Eddie Bertrand with the Eliminators,
and a 30 min Slacktone set.
Surf Jam/ (sign up list to join will be posted soon)many songs,
you play a Standard along with a Live backing band
here is the Link to the Tread with the list of songs to choose to play with Outterwave.
this list will be close soon, so join in now.
and get together/meet and greet
I am still talking to people about coming to it, and being involved.
But I wanted to Officially announce when it will be.
Later that night.
The Madeira from Mid west, Pollo Del Mar from Nor. Cal., Insect Surfers and Detonators are playing 8 pm till Midnight.
On Sun. Aug 3rd at the Huntington Beach Pier, 11 am to 5 pm will be.
The Fabulous Nomads, The Relix, Aquasonics from Colorado, Pollo Del Mar,
The Madeira , and The Surftones, Feat. Matt Q from Reventlos, and Kerry Chester ex of DD’s 80s band.
I Figured it would be best to announce it asap, as I know the sooner the better, for arranging for airfare and sleeping and car accommodations.
There is also a San Diego show with Pollo Del Mar,Madeira,Secret Samurai, and Zombie Surf Camp, on the Fri. nite. Aug 1st. If anybody would like to go down there to get an early st
I really enjoyed Boom Pam. The Klezmer influence has been displayed by Meshugga Beach Party from San Francisco, but they don’t have a tuba like Boom Pam has! A very enjoyable set, really, really good players, too.
I’ve seen the Bambi Molesters a couple of years ago when they still toured and had the other bassplayer. You can’t escape the dense atmosphere they create and have a really great guitar sound while doing so. They choose fitting covers and have written many beautiful originals. I don’t recall them playing so much on the edge of distortion like yesterday. The albums sure sounded cleaner, but it worked well with the audience the way they did it now.