John Blair is starting a weekly podcast.
Bad News” is all about old records from the 50s and 60s that relate in some way to the general category of surf music or just cool teenagers rocking out with guitars and saxophones. You’re going to hear many non-comped records along the way, too.
Legendary engineer Al Schmitt, recording among other things Surfin’ with the Astronauts passed away on April 26th 2021.
Guitarist of The Sandals, the band that composed and recorded most of the music for The Endless Summer (Bruce Brown), Gaston Georis passed away on February 17 in Carmel, California.
Neil Young (middle) with his band the Squires and the Pontiac hearse he bought to tour. He named it Mortimer Hearseburg. (1964)
Supremes, 4 Seasons, Jan & Dean, Chad & Jeremy, Raiders