Monday, June 01, 2009

The Tornadoes !

All hail The Tornadoes !
A bloody brilliant surf band from Redlands, California, and a real family band, their lineup consisted of two brothers (Gerald and Norman Sanders), their cousin Jesse Sanders and a friend, Leonard Delaney.
They started out as an instrumental group from San Bernardino, CA, called the Vaqueros. The Tornadoes were the first band to receive national airplay with a surf instrumental !The song was of course, "Bustin' Surfboards", released on Aertaun Records in 1962, and it has since become a classic and mainstay of the surf genre ! The album with the same name was released in 1963. And for the record, the band temporarily changed their names to The Hollywood Tornadoes, because the British band the Tornado(e)s, were charting with the song "Telstar".
Enjoy !

The Tornadoes :
* Vaquero *
* Maleguena *
* Bustin' Surfboards *


Anonymous mike said...

SURF'S UP REV !!!!!!!!!!!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Daisy Montana said...

I always love a bit of surf !!!
Thanks !

2:36 PM  
Blogger F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

It's so weird that I came here from just reading about the Brit Tornados Telstar and the engineer on that (Muir) who apparently pioneered sound-engineering.

and here's a blog I recommend with some very cool stuff about the Cool Old Music I was diggin before Zappa blew me away

12:57 PM  
Anonymous freddy said...

Those white Fender Jaguars are the real surf thang.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous music lover said...

Holy Shit!

Maleguena is wicked!

8:39 PM  
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Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx everyone !
Malaguena sounds a bit like the tune 'Dark Eyes' to me , but yep, a real killer !

12:11 PM  
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Blogger Marshall-Stacks said...

Joe MEEK is what I should have said above instead of 'Muir. - there is now a bio-pic of the Joe Meek story.

11:01 AM  

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