Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Surfaris !

The Surfaris were formed in 1962 by a few surfing teenage kids who wanted to provide dance music at local skating rinks and VFW halls.
As their name suggest, the surf subculture and musical style was becoming popular, a "Surfing Safari" being a common term used by surfers hunting good waves.
Jim Fuller, leader of The Surfaris, obtained the standard "surf sound" kit:
Leo Fender’s Stratocaster guitar, reverb, and Bandmaster amp. Ron Wilson, introduced a vigorous cadence-laced drumming style which caused The Surfaris music to be much more energetic than other surf bands.
The band’s first recording effort in late 1962 brought them the song they are best know for, Wipe Out (but Bombora’s still my favorite !)

The Surfaris - Bombora

The Surfaris - Wipe Out!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a little concerned, I attempted to download the music from yousendit, but I kept getting invalid link error messages

5:50 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

works fine for me, anyone else?

6:26 PM  
Blogger griff le riff said...

no problems here

12:32 AM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Works for me.

You post some consistently top-notch music. Bravo.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

The Surfaris were discovered by George Hocutt who ran Rare Records in Glendale. Welcome back and I love the Marty Feldman Gravatar. Bless him.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx a bunch les amis

9:51 AM  
Blogger Rob Hutten said...

If I'm reading this correctly, the two tracks you've featured here are by different bands.

Although you can hardly be blamed for confusing the two :)

8:20 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Rob, you're absolutely right, it's my first mistake !!!! Damn cheap vinyls (the best of the surfaris...german edition...errrrr)
Thanx anyway !

9:05 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

just don't mention the war

10:40 AM  
Anonymous thong4U said...

Godfather of Surf music Jim Fuller
Rocks . !!!
He B to real and 2 many thangs, Yo!
Wipeout is the best drum solo in the rock world.!!

6:36 PM  

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