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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-66

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 2-01 THE EMOTIONALS-Miserlou/02 THE REVELAIRS-The Cruel Sea/03 THE SURFARIS-Kick Out/04 THE VELVETONES-Mr X/05 ROBIN & THE 3 HOODS-The Marauder/06 VOX INSTRUMENTS RADIO COMMERCIAL/07 THE RIC-A-SHAYS-Turn On/08 THE TRAVELERS-Windy & Warm/THE VULCANES-Cozimoto/10 KING ROCK & THE KNIGHTS-Scandal/11 REVELIERS-Hanging Five/12 THE HOLLYWOODS-Scramble/13 THE MOCKERS-Madalena/14 THE ROYAL COACHMEN-Loophole/15 RICH CLAYTON & THE RUMBLES-Flip Side/16 THE LOSERS-Snake Eyes/17 THE CARNATIONS-Scorpion/18 THE GESTICS-Rockin Fury/19 PIPELINE PETE-Commercial/20 THE RON-DE-VOOS-Pipeline "66"/21 THE TORQUETTS-Side-Swiped/22 SINDERS-Sinner/23 THE ROYAL FLAIRS-One Pine Box/24 THE NAUTILOIDS-Nautiloid Reef/25 SURFING SOFT DRINK COMMERCIAL

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

DISC 4-01 MANUEL & THE RENEGADES-Rev-Up/02 THE TELSTARS-Spaghetti Strap/03 THE BIRDS MOVIE TRAILER/04 THE MOTIVATIONS-The Birds/05 THE FROGMEN-Beware Below/06 THE HOLLYWOOD SURFERS-king of the Stomp/07 CHARADES BAND-Sophia/08 CALVIN COOL-El Tecoloto/09 DAVE & THE CUSTOMS-Ali Baba/10 JIM HEAD & HIS DEL-RAYS-Harem Bells/11 THE FUGITIVES-The Fugitive/12 THE TOURQUAYS-The Other Side/13 BAJA CALIFORNIA RADIO ID/14 THE TURKS-Baja/15 ST JOH & THE CARDINALS-The Rise/16 FIVE MORE-Avalanche/17 THE MOSRITERS-On the Run/18 ELITE UFO-Tarantula/19 THE BUDDIES-Pulsebeat/20 THE VASQUEROS-Desert Wind/21 THE DANTES-Desert Walk/22 THE DECADES-Strange Worlds/23 THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL MOVIE TRAILER/24 KENNY & THE FIENDS-House on Haunted Hill/25 MARLOW STEWART & THE ILLUSIONS-Earthquake!/26 THE TOADS-Morpheus/27 THE VISTAS-No Return/28 (Untitled)

10 comments:

  1. DISC 1 PART 1
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/1853123/file.html

    DISC 1 PART 2
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/59882459/file.html

    DISC 2
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/66794189/file.html

    DISC 3 PART 1
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/34311092/file.html

    DISC 3 PART 2
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/89217862/file.html

    DISC 4 PART 1
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/67092853/file.html

    DISC 4 PART 2
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/67092853/file.html

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  2. Appreciate your fine work. Disc 4 part 2 is the same link as pt.1. If you can correct, it will be appreciated. Rock on!

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  3. Thanks a lot for this share. However, it seems the last part (DISC 4, PART 2) is the same as DISC 4, PART 1. Could you please upload a correct link for the last part?

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  4. Of course, gonna have to stop posting these from the kindle, making me look dumber than I do naturally

    Disc 4 part 2
    http://www68.zippyshare.com/v/68599315/file.html

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  5. Thanks for the swing through surf. Now your reference to Hendrix struck me as odd because Dick Dale often tells the tale of how Jimi put the lyric in for DD who was battling serious injury at the time and it's hard not to notice the similar guitar technique

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  7. ty for keeping links alive and for a great share

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  8. Hi I appreciatte you blog but I found the surf age nuggets on soul seek If Id got them from here I would have mentioned your blog

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  9. You most probably thought Id used them from my March comment but I didnt as I stated they were found on SS

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