It has been said (by ME, that's who), that the only genre (well, rock genre) in which the instrumental
material nearly always is better than the vocalized stuff is the surf music of the early to mid-60's......I think that is a reasonable point of view, don't you? And, if you agree, you will fall in love at once with the four disc "Surf Age Nuggets-Trash and Twang Instrumentals 1959-66".....if you have been with me awhile, perhaps you will recall my posting of the fine vinyl rip of Rhino's "History of Surf Music: The Instrumentals", which I think is the definitive collection of this stuff, but while that set concentrates on the more well known stuff from the genre, this one reaches for the obscure a bit more.....while the Surfaris are represented here, it is not by "Wipe Out" (which is on the Rhino set), it is by the fab "Kick Out".....gonna warn ya, four discs of this stuff can be numbing, but with the weather getting colder, I LOVE on a single-digit temperature day to rock it all day long to some of this bad-ass stuff, just seems to uplift the cold weather spirits every time.
If you check my archive I think I have put up one or two OTHER surf-instrumentals collections, I have no idea if they are still alive or not nor do I, off the top of my head, recall even the titles, but it does seem like to me that when I have done so they have been fairly popular....I received these in FLAC so in keeping with my tradition that is how I present them here, I know they CAN be a bit of a pain to deal with but they are easily converted. So, enjoy, here are the track lists, most of which to me are at least close to unknown, so pointing out personal highlights may be a bit of a redundancy. Smartly chosen radio ads, Station ID Jingles, and film trailers add greatly to the experience as they help simulate the radio listening simulation which, as I always think, ads greatly to the feel of a various artists comp. Check these out, and in small doses or taken as a whole, this is some bad-ass shit that makes one embarassed for Jimi Hendrix' anti-surf stance (see: "Third Stone From the Sun")......
Nice win by the Buckeyes today, hoping for a Vikings win over the hapless Bears tomorrow to get the Vikes to .500 which is better than they deserve to be given the lack of talent on their roster. I know I have missed a couple days posting this week, been helping BigCarla66 with some stuff round the crib, but I will try to get something else up for you guys later tonight or tomorrow, please be well!
DISC 1-01 THE VELVETONES-Doheny Run/02 THE SHAN-TONES-Sheba/03 THE VALIANTS-
Jack the Ripper/04 VASQUEROS-Echo/05 JOHNNY MCCOY & THE CYCLONES-Scrub Bucket/06 SURF TEENS-Moment of Truth/07 THE RAMRODS-Night Ride/08 THE EMERALDS-Earthquake/09 THE RUNABOUTS-Surfer's Fright/10 AVENGERS IV-Slaughter on 10th Avenue/11 THE PHANTOMS-X-L3/12 THE VISTAS-Moon Relay/13 THE SCOUTS-Mr Custer Stomp/14 THE VIBRANTS-The Breeze & I/15 4 OF US-Batman (Freefalling)/16 CHIYO & THE CRESCENTS-Pink Dominos/17 THE PACE SETTERS-Mustang/18 THE REEKERS-Don't Call Me Fly Face/19 THE LINCOLN TRIO-Garden of Eden part 20 DICK DALE & THE DEL-TONES Jungle Fever/21 VASQUEROS-80 Ft. Wave/22 STEVE ROWE & THE FUYRS-Minor Chaos/23 KAN DELLS-Cloudburst/24 KHJ RADIO JINGLE (1963)/25 THE ROADRUNNERS-Quasimoto
DISC 3-01 THE SQUIRES-Batmobile/02 THE ROADRUNNERS-Roadrunner/03 THE RHYTHM
SURFERS-502 (Like Getting Pinched on a 502)/04 THE REE-GENTS-Downshiftin'/05 THE TRADEWINDS-Gotcha/06 IRRIDESCENTS-Swamp Surfer/07 THE CREATIONS-The Crash/08 JERRY & THE SILVERTONES-Ce'ny/09 THE MONZELS-Sharkskin/10 THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH TRAILER/11 THE VY-DELS-Unknown/12 THE COUNTDOWNS-Do It/13 THE AVANTIS-Wax 'Em Down/14 THE CHEROKEES-Uprisin'/15 THE ROYAL FLAIRS-One Pine Box (Unreleased/Undubbed Version)/16 JAMES BOND TRAILER/17 THE TWILIGHTS-.007/18 THE DEBONAIRS-High Wall/19 THE MOTIVATAIONS-Motivate/20 THE PERSUADERS-City of Atlantis/21 THE SHERWOODS-Tickler/22 THE STING RAYS-One Mo' Gin/23 THE TEMPESTS-Lemon Line/24 BOBBY FULLER-Stringer/25 THE VIBRANTS-Scorpion/26 NEWPORT NOMADS/27 THE BREAKERS-Jet Stream