Surf nuts don't usually have a lot of options in New Orleans (though you do have local options The Unnaturals, The Bills, Bruiser Broussard, Blood Urchin and Rondo Hatton in Baton Rouge) but this week we've got two visiting. Two sorta surf bands. I figure it's enough to make a post about.
Just as the tradition of surf rock continues today, so does the very similar tradition of Rautalanka continue in Finland. What especially impresses me is that despite how thin and glassy a lot of the 60's rautalanka can be, modern groups seem to all be very slick and prettty. Based on the samples I've heard, you can say the same here. There's a few preview tracks when you hit Read More.
Ideally I would have discovered this before Halloween but Hella Vader likes to date all their releases to 1964 in Bandcamp so it passed me by. But if you want to turn back the clock a week, this should be pretty excellent listening. Hella Vader is never really straightforward, but this is one long cut-up of previous songs and new ones and general guitar weirdness that definitely would have weirded the kids out when they knocked on the door.
Once a year I get to do one of my absolute favorite shows. A playlist doesn't do it justice, make sure to tune in next year to get the full effect
wjlp - johann sebastian bunsen burner (johann sebastian bunsen burner (in D minor))
os brutus - jacques o monstro (cidade suja desastrada)
dr t and the undertakers - undertakers theme (party party party)
the crossfires - dr jekyl and mr hyde (out of control)
A little late getting this one up
diablo pussycats - squareheads on the move (monsters of surf)
bitch boys - waikiki storm (in heat)
johnny carbonaras - hurricane you like a rock (johnny carbonaras)
the von drats - instant soup (dratsylvania)
duane eddy - deep water start (water skiing)
pat & the californians - bad - 45
the majestics - oasis pt 2 - 45
the semi-colons? - Beachcomber - 45
the spinners - bailing out (party-my pad!)
the ventures - lucille - 45
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