It's hot and humid and miserable in my beloved Ohio today, as it has been for most of this wretched summer.....when it gets to this point, a few things that make me feel (somewhat) better are central air, Michelob Ultra (I just had to explain THAT one yesterday), and the perfect music for miserable hot weather, which of course is instrumental surf music....likely I've pointed out before, but I think that surf music is the ONLY rock genre in which the instros far outweigh the vocal tracks on the regular, and, also, I have always found Jimi Hendrix' anti-surf bigotry to seem pretty silly (see: "Third Stone From the Sun").
First of all, I have posted this disc before, what i consider the best instrumental surf compilation ever, Rhino's "History of Surf Instrumentals", which is just a fantastic album, perfect for days just like today.....contains all the essentials, Dick Dale, the Astronauts, Chantays, Surfaris......what are you waiting for? And, of course, being a lifelong Buckeye I have never been, nor will never be near, a surfboard.....just always loved those rocking reverb guitars and bouncy/jerky tempos.
In a more serious vein, why don't we include Dick Dale's "King of Surf Guitar" album....Dick Dale, I think, can legitimately claim title to the king of the genre, this guy could shred....all his finest, "Let's Go Trippin'", "Miserlou"......a classic as well.
Lastly, we have a strange story.....The Astronettes. Allegedly this is instrumental surf music (it IS that, and it is quite good), performed by naked chicks. Theories abound as to whether this is true or not, I say it is, BECAUSE I WANT IT TO BE. Naked chicks, you see, are always welcome to try anything they wish, and get automatic points as opposed to, say, clothed chicks, or whatever. Some have said this is just an Astronauts bootleg, and I really, honestly, do not know, but I don't WANT it to be, I just keep picturing these naked babes performing and.....well, it just HAS to be true....doesn't it?
Links will be up by the break of dawn....no serious stuff ala "Pussy Riot", just fun, fun,fun....I HATE summer, always have, but we are creeping up on my favorite time of year.....leaves turning, cool, crisp air, football......the world will be right soon enough, I hope this collection of surf music helps the time pass for anyone else who hates the heat and humidity of summer time.
RHINO HISTORY OF SURF INSTRUMENTALS-01)DICK DALE & THE DELTONES -Miserlou 02)THE CHANTAYS-Pipeline 03) THE
BELAIRS-Mr Moto 04)THE BLAZERS-Bangalore 05)THE PYRAMIDS-Penetration 06)THE
LIVELY ONES-Goofy Foot 07)THE ORIGINAL SURFARIS-Bombora 08) DICK DALE & THE
DELTONES-Surf Beat 09)THE CROSSFIRES-Out of Control 10) EDDIE & THE
SHOWMEN-Mr. Rebel 11)THE SENTINALS-Sunset Beach 12)TOM STAR & THE
GALAXIES-Chifaldo 13) THE CHALLENGERS -K-39 14)THE SURFARIS -Wipe Out (Live) 15)
THE ASTRONAUTS-Baja 16)THE SURFARIS-Wipeout
WAR OF THE SURF GUITARS-01 RALPH REBEL-Sabre Jet/02 BOSS MARTIANS Continental Theme/03 THE SUPERTONES Side Slippin/04 THE VOLCANOS-Bad News/05 COFFIN DIGGERS-Stalla Vista/06 THE KRONTJONG DEVILS-Black Boots and Bikes/07 THE SUPERTONES-Shanghai Surf/08 THE PENETRATORS-Code Name Gypsy/09 THE RETROLINERS-Caught In the Undertow/10 BIG RAY & THE FUTURAS-Surf Hammer/11 THE SUPERTONES-Sweet Ride/12 THE KRONTJONG DEVILS-The Rafters/13 THE HONKEYS-The Way Back Machine/14 THE SUPERTONES-Sand Pumper/15 BOSS MARTIANS-Malaguena/16 RALPH REBEL-James BOnd/17 THE PENETRATORS-50 Bucks a Midget/18 Estrumental-Sol Si Do Si me Rela/19 FOOTSTOMPIN TRIO-Bullseye/20 COFFIN DIGGERS-Avenue X/21 THE KRONTJONG DEVILS-The World We Knew/22 THE SUPERTONES-The Wet Set/23 BIG RAY & THE FUTURAS-Horrorscope/24 THE HONKEYS-Good Evil/25 FOOTSTOMPIN TRIO-Run Chicken Run/26 THE SUPERTONES-100 Ft. Rd./27 THE DEL VAMPS-Apollo/28 THE RETROLINERS-Step Lively/29 JOHNNY & THE SHAMEN-It's So Easy/30 ESTRUMENTAL-Bolero/31 THE UNTAMED YOUTH-See and Shore
DICK DALE-KING OF SURF GUITAR-01 - Let´s Go Trippin´/02 - Shake ´n Stomp/03 - Misirlou/ 04 - Mr Peppermint man/05 - Surf Beat/06 - Take It Off/07 - King of the Surf Guitar/08 - Hava Nagila/ 09 - Riders in the sky/10 - The Wedge/11 - Night ride/12 - Mr Eliminator/13 - The Viktor/14 - Taco Wagon/15 - Tidal Wave/16 - Banzai Washout/17 - One Double One Oh/18 - Pipeline
THE ASTRONETTES-01 Che! Che! Che!/02 Martian Pyramid Stomp/03 Movin'/04 Hot Dog Foot/05 Firewaters of Alpha Gabba/06 Space Party/07 Drinkin and Astronavigatin'/08 Surf Into Space/09 Gouch!/10 Quiet Planet/11 Space Silent/12 Space Dock/13 Quasimoto X9 .......PLEASE, God....let it be true!