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Retrocaine - Back to the 90's EP

When I played the song "Out of Surf" on the radio show, a caller excitedly told me it was a cover of Max Romeo's reggae classic . So now I'm suspicious that the other tracks on here are obscure covers that I haven't figured out yet.

Cover or not, they're all enjoyable, with a wild, lively energy. "Surf Virus" features a sax taking lead while the guitar freaks out underneath -- a nice controlled chaos. The aforementioned Max Romeo cover...Read more

From: 05/24/2017 - 07:13


Surflamingo - Entrepeñas Bay Terror

Here's a short release from the Spanish modern surf foursome Surflamingo. Everything I try to write about this is avoiding what I really want to say: there's a surf cover of "Green Hill Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog.

Their take on it is fun and matches their overall tone and playing style really well. They get creative with it too, with some nice buildups and even switching to a ska beat at one point.

Yes, there's also, a cover of the Game of Thrones theme. I've heard a few bands do that by now, though this is probably the most creative and "surfiest" take on...Read more

From: 05/24/2017 - 06:57


Lots of fun today!

the kanaloas - swallow tail (surf a go go)
Five Fingers with Parasol - piedra, papel o cangrejo (Si Yo Tuviere Una Longboard...)
los blue marinos - adventure reef (off the lip)
The Wave Chargers - La Cienega (The Wave Chargers Strike Again)
The telestons - Pina's Butter (Poseidon Knows)

the revels - intoxica (intoxica!!! the best of)
the delancey's - Scratch (45)
Duane Eddy - Moovin' 'n' Groovin' (Have "twangy" guitar will travey)
danny james his guitar & band - That's Right (45)
the challengers - Rev-Up (Hot Rod Album!)
the...Read more

From: 05/22/2017 - 18:10
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Los Straitjackets - What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets

Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets have been friendcrushin' for a while, with LSJ having joined Lowe as a backing band on a few occasions. That leads us to this album of instrumental Nick Lowe covers. Not too familiar with Nick Lowe? Me neither, but these translate very well and don't simply feel like guitars "singing" vocal parts. Los Straitjackets have long ago expanded their sound past the 60's surf vocabulary, so the latin percussion on "Checkout Time" (for instance) gives you a song that doesn't sound like Nick Lowe or The Surfaris, and "I Read A Lot"...Read more

From: 05/19/2017 - 07:52


the baltic side - hope (hope)
bradipos iv - manella Mia (The Partheno-Phonic Sound of)
the volcanos - beatnik bandit (surf quake)
los straitjackets - I live on a battlefield (What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets)
the surf zombies - Samurai Shakedown (it's a... thing!)

danny james his guitar & band - no yo (45)
the nighthawks - muddy (45)
jerry starr - side steppin' (45)
the delancey's - high voltage (45)
Big M's - Get Going (Bloodshot! The Gaity records story)
freddy and the heartaches - womp womp (strummin mental vol 1)

satan...Read more

From: 05/15/2017 - 18:17
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