Friday, May 20, 2005

Goofy Foot ! (And Meme !)

One of the best of the many instrumental surf bands working the Southern Californian region in 1963, the Lively Ones’ recordings were built around storming, reverb-drenched Fender guitars (the slightly demented guitar troika of Jim Masoner (lead), Ed Chiaverini (rhythm), and Ron Griffith (bass)), embellished by occasional raunchy sax breaks. They had a couple of hits in the L.A. area in 1963 , but their best moment was probably "Goofy Foot," whose staccato gunfire of riffs deservedly propelled the track onto several modern best-of-surf anthologies.
By the way, the Lively Ones' obligatory run through of "Misirlou," while not as manic as Dick Dale's version (how could it be?), still sounds mighty fine.

The Lively Ones - Goofy Foot (Surf Battle)

The Lively Ones - Misirlou

The Lively Ones - The Caterpillar Crawl


Bernard Herrmann - Prelude Outerspace

Ouch! - "Meme"s back in town, send my way by the very fine One Man Safari Frank.

Total volume of music files on my computer.
not that much...(uuuuuum)

The last CD I bought.
The essential James Carr (next week on the blog of course)

Song playing right now.
Dean Martin - Mambo Italiano (with Mozzarella & Chianti)

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
Tough one, it changes everyday (did I mention that I'm always tired on fridays 'cos I play every Thursday night in a tex-mex restaurant? So here's the friday choice)

1.Frank Sinatra - It was a very good year (or Homer Simpson's It was a very good beer)
2.Tom Waits - Hoist that rag.
3.Wynonie Harris - Sittin' on it all the time.
4.Edvard Grieg - Olav Trygvason (Scene 3).
5.Louis Prima - Angelina/Zooma Zooma

But, promise, it'll change tomorrow.

And I would like to pass this one to the fantastic Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Thanx again Frank!

& have a great weekend !


Blogger bigrockcandymountain said... got me. for my response Saturday (u.s. central time) morning. as ever, hosannah to the Reverend!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh...needs to hear some James Carr!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello reverend !

Connais tu ray harris?
si oui pourquoi ne pas faire un post sur lui.

Dj Alfred Hitchcock magazine
Laboratoire de recherches scientifiques sur la fête

11:41 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Damned, c'est prévu pour the semaine prochaine.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Misirlou keeps giving me a server error. The other two work, though. (?) Cool tracks, thanks.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

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10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Chiaverini of the Lively Ones sent his twin sons to the University of Colorado to play football, btw. One made it to the NFL.

8:42 PM  

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