Post date: 03/14/2016 - 14:11
Today's plays

It's absolutely beautiful today in New Orleans and I've got the material to match it. Brand new stuff from Mike Barbwire and Tsunamish as well as some un-spun 45s. A good chunk of oddball stuff too!

Here's what I played last week


the journeymen - surfer's blues (rare surf vol 1)
watang! - sing sing singapore (miss wong)
hang-ten hangmen - shark bait (destination saturn)
los straitjackets - bobsleddin'! (jet set)
the kanaloas - boneyard reef (surf a go go)

the joy boys - theme from "the ant hill" (board boogie)
the gamblers - lsd-25 (45)
the polaras - cricket (45)
egyption combo - the frog (45)
the noise makers - zoobee (45)
little joe - peach seeds (45)
jerome richardson - big guitar (45)

the delstroyers - take me to the hellhop (here come)
matt foy - dead in denmark (åtte)
les surfsonic's - hell's racer (les surfsonics)
the swanks - ghost train (honkers & twangers)
megatronadores - volcanica (wedwedn)

the langhorns - surf -99 (club gabardino)
the air cats band - brothers of the storm (invisible air cats)
phantom operators - las cruces (hasta muerte)
surfana - comes as you are (whatever)
the real gone - walk like an egyptian (the real gone)
thee wild chamberlain - x-files theme (purity control)

the ramblin' ambassadors - besa mi bottom turn (vista cruiser county squire)
dex romweber duo - climb down (is that you in the blue)
robert johnson & the punchdrunks - the fuzz (aloha from havana)
the delusionaires - snakebite (flooze party)
duane eddy - ring of fire (45)

thee sturgeons - sand dune (freshwater freakout)
laika & the cosmonauts - the a-treatment (the amazing colossal band)
glasgow tiki shakers - sea smoke searchlight (little orbit)
pájaro - apocalipsis (single adelanto del disco he matado al ángel)
the moon riders - moon fever (45)

amphibian man - waterfall (contra surf)
speedball jr - whiplash (whiplash)
switch trout - pedal pressure 2000 (thrill with maximum)
the coffin daggers - instigator (aggravatin' rhythms)
les tigres du futur - les motos de la violence (collection illusion sonores vol. 2)
dinosaur ghost - sand level (dinosaur ghost)
los tiros - sargento abusivo (expertos en cagarla)
this machine kills robots - dry land is for the dead (a history of violent crimes in the darkkest corners of the ocean floor)
cosmic monster - electric battle masterpiece (cosmic monster)
genki genki panic - phantom III '37 (spooky fingers)

Post date: 03/07/2016 - 14:08
Today's plays

AGGRESSIVELY ARMED with fresh material today from the likes of Amphibian Man, Les Tigres du Futur, Genki Genki Panic, Los Tiros, Thee Sturgeons, Matt Foy, The Delstroyers, The Hang-Ten Hangmen AND more new-to-the-show 45s than I'll likely end up playing. GONNA BE GOOD!

As for last week


we pitted Man and his SCIENCE against NATURE. The humans made incredible strides, dominating much of the show, but as the saying goes "Mother Nature always wins". With an easy window for somebody to call in with a science plege and claim it, TWO donations were made in the last five minutes BOTH FOR NATURE. Humanity's hopes were dashed -- at least until next year.

WTUL is officially done with our pledge drive, but if you feel a weight in your heart saying you should have helped, you certainly still can. We accept donations year-round, we only push for them once a year.

So here's what was played last week. Text in GREEN represents a SCIENCE spin. Text in WHITE represents a NATURE song.

the volcano kings - theremin a' go-go (music for an exotic monster beach partyin outer space)
we are a communist - Speed of sound in space (blast off!)
camarada nimoy - agardando por gargarin (alucinacions acusticas)
tsunamibots - in the belly of the bot (surfing craze in the robotic age)
the moon riders - moon fever (45)
the surfaris - waikiki run (45)
digger revell - lisa marie (45)
the motivations - the birds (surf-age nuggets)
the blockbusters - gorilla walk (45)
dick dale - tidal wave (summer surf)
the volcanics - hurricane (girls girls girls)
man... or astroman? - interstellar hard drive (eeviac)
the beyonderers - destro's breakfast (fourth wave)
the del-vipers - the sonic deterrent (terror of the del-vipers)
barry gray & the spacemakers - zero (telstars, mexicans, manhunts & wonderful lands)
the ventures - war of the satellites (ventures in space)
gene and the esquires - space race (45)
jan davis and the routers - time funnel (45)
the what four - gemini 4 (45)
the tornados - telstar (telstar)
travelers of tyme - zoneplex (chronomads)
man... or astroman? - preparation clont (spectrum of an infiinite scale)
cosmic monster - electric battle masterpiece (cosmic monster)
los jinetes del terror - area 51 (fuzz-on accidental)
jeo - surfin' bee (restless sea)
the mermen - ocean beach (krill slippin')
the madeira - fire sacrifice (tribal fires)
sandy nelson - birth of the beat (45)
timecop beach party - set phasers to chill (transmission received: hang ten)
mac rebennack - storm warning (45)
the barbwires - the biggest wave (...sounds like trouble)
the fatimas - sandstorm (teen beat vol 4)
the atlantics - shark attack (the complete cbs recordings)

Post date: 02/29/2016 - 07:49

Thanks to everybody that donated to keep WTUL (and therefore Storm Surge of Reverb) on the air last week. As always, we made a lot of ruckus for a small corner of the music world.

Here's what got played

diabolico coupe - slim cigaret (diabolico coupe)
little joe - south swell(45)
the hang-ten hangmen - destination saturn (destination saturn)
the kanaloas - swallow tail (surf a go go)
13th magic skull - twistin' massai (sungazing in rapa nui)

the polaras - breaker(45)
the t-bones - underwater(45)
the bob-chords - hi-voltage(45)
Jack Nitzsche - night surf(45)
brad suggs - partly cloudy(45)

the sydnicate of surf - surf and destroy (studio surf styles vol. 1: hodads hang 10)
galaxy trio - shaken not stirred (saucers over vegas)
krontjong devils - moon relay (action!)
the guitaraculas - sadistic satantic super criminal (two bottles of blood)

the squares - square rock part 3(45)
t-birds - full house(45)
the keytones - parking field 4(45)
johnny and the hurricanes - sheba(45)

bang! mustang! - giant zora (surfin' n.s.a.)
twangozilla - mexican girl vs voodoo witch (mexican girl vs woodoo witch)
les surfsonics - batman (les surfsonic's)

garry sherman - space walk(45)
the space agency - flashback guitar (galactic guitars)
el monstruo de la laguna chiquichano - el rey del fuzz (trelewayo)
satan' pilgrims - 10,000 mirrors (psychsploitation)
kozyol - tico tico (kozyol)

coffin daggers - wake up screaming (aggravatin' rhythms)
los tiros - big chief (expertos en cagarla)
the beyonderers - destro's breakfast (fourth wave)
amphibian man - racer (speed power turbo racer)
the defiant ones - shiva's little grind (super secret disaster)
arno de cea & the clockwork wizards - bug terminal (bug terminal)
the apemen - surf dracula (7")
The moths - ace vypyr (to hell with..)
Les Tigres du Futur - decapitron (collection illusion sonores vol. 1)
Cleavland Eaton - Ah Moving On (Half and Half)
Various Artists - The Katanga Patrol (Salsa De La Bahia)

Post date: 02/08/2016 - 03:48

In New Orleans today is Lundi Gras. Can't tell you much about how that's going, because I'm way off in Tbilisi, Georgia slowly overcoming jet lag. It's an absolutely beautiful city, full of color, amazing landscapes, and a wild mix of new and old architecture. They're very in touch with their native culture, and they've got a lot of really cool old cars. I've tried to find any shred of instro music that might have come out of here and my research has been completely fruitless. Guess Dick Dale wasn't a hit in the Soviet Union. But at some point I'm going to seek out a flea market with my portable turntable and we'll see what we can see. Going to be tough considering that Georgian has a completely different alphabet and Russian records will be in cyrillic.

Anyway, back in the states I have a sub doing my show this week. Please call in and tell her how much you like it!

Here's last week's playlist


the st. kilda gammarays - girl on a motorcycle (girl on a motorcycle)
camarada nimoy - as dunas de samil (alucinacions acusticas)
the space rangers - gypsy jive (ready to take off!)
the del-vipers - creepy t (terror of the del-vipers)
atomic 7 - the wreck of the dick family weiner boat (en hillbilly caliente)
the hypnomen - jethead (trip with satan)
dick dale - the eliminator (spacial disorientation)

travis wammack - distortion pt. 1 - 45
the wailers - mau mau - 45
ike turner and his orchestra - loosely - 45
sandabs - crab louie (frolic diner)
bob vaught & the renegaids - revellion (surf crazy)
the surfmen - ghost hop - 45

los freneticos - el mapa y el territorio (el sonido que perdura)
the reigning monarchs - the duke (the reigning monarchss)
the sir finks - action reef ((tres mexicans) del surf del texas)
reef rider - the trembler (beyond the reef)
the mel-tones - breakers at hanalei (surf sensation)
stompin' riffraffs - parabellum (a man and three chicks)

the journal job - drunken monkey jungle (drunken monkey jungle)
aloha sluts - surferama (return of the sluts7")
los javelin - psycho-silbon (surfabilly & roll)
the vara-tones - reverberator (headin' out)

jon & the nightriders - force of gravity (surf beat '80)
chewbaccas - astro-q (zenon)
the swiv-o-matics - barbara eden rock (the return of the fez men)
el ray - justin case (the evil mermaid)
toxic mutants - attack of the killer funghi (still toxic)

los rude waves - sleepwalk (sleepwalk)
khruangbin - dern kala (the universe smiles upon you)
billy mure - around the world (around the world)
the knockers - jealouse (suomalaisia rautalankaaanityksia)

agent orange - miserlou (living in ddarkness)
la venganza de san carlos - el lado épico de la vida (no hay olas en marte)
the wangs - pedro point (self-released)
el fossil - sacrificial lunch (escape from crabhorse island)
we are a communist - biometric collision (blast off!)
the royal fingers - burning 24oz (wild eleki deluxe)
switch trout - sliced onions (brown trout)
invisible surfers - los pilotos estan muertos (til that day)
beachmover - storm drain (beachmover)
the sub-vectors - intercept (music on the bones)

Post date: 02/01/2016 - 13:57
Today's plays

Awlright y'all! Got a good buncha nitro-fueled instrumentals ready for Monday. Next week I'm gonna be outta here, way over in Tbilisi, Georgia. Have a wild Mardi Gras for me

Here's your playlist from last week. I don't think it's entirely accurate but it'll hafta do

the journal job - storm surf (drunken monkey jungle)
bambi molesters - tremble & shake (sonic bullets 13 from the hip)
diabolico coupe - mombay express (little carmine)
the mobsmen - smau sound (fraternitas aurum factorem)
the treble spankers - dilmohammed (araban)
swiv-o-matics - elekicity (charm city surfer)
the exotics - sandoway (go go guitars)

the monterays - blast off (strummin mental pt. 1)
the tandems - the rising surf (lost legends of surf guitar)
the intruders - wild goose - 45
the glaciers - holiday hill (from sea to ski)
the ventures - fuzzy and wild (wild things)
laurie wade's cavaliers - cloudburst (board boogie)
wes dakus - side winder (teen beat volume 4)

toxic mutants - formicula (still toxic)
genki genki panic - the munge (ghoulie high harmony)
amphibian man - sirenes (hellas)
aloha sluts - aloha theme & brand new surfboard (return of the sluts7")
the delusionaires - road runner (destination poon)

the satin chaps - catch on quick (Might I Suggest The Satin Chaps)
jimmy gordon - buzzzzz - 45
bikini machine - get down (let's party with bikini machine vol. 2)
dave baby cortez - hurricane (jungle exotica vol 2)
phantom surfers - medley: theme from 'the X-Files'/The Extremely Stupid Files (The Great Surf Crash of 1997)

megatronadores - nazareno stomp (wedwdn)
agent octopus - the black pyramid (bottoms up!)
the deadbeats - janky jank (day of the deadbeats)

the irridescents - bali ha'i - 45
kai winding - surf bird (more)
les guitares - galaxie (guitar mood)
los relampagos - vacaciones en espana (new world relampagos)
zoo - fungus (mindexpanders volume 3)

rapido t lusso - caffeine racer (caffeine racer ep)
robotmonkeyarm - l'automa (robotmonkeyarm (part one... robot senza nome!))
el supernaut - icebreaker (plays half dead)
the irradiates - gotcha (first radiations)
surf report - fishtail (lavarockreverb)
howling guitar - silver bullet (howling guitar)
dick dale - 3013DD (spacial disorientation)
the abominable showmen - lobo (the abominable showmen)
the defiant ones - 6,000 stitches (super secret disaster)
the squares - 6 (eight songs)

Post date: 01/25/2016 - 08:23

Hit a few bumps on this show with a lot of misbehaving equipment. I think it ended up OK on the listener end, but the saving grace was a surprise drop-in from Nick from the Ourobouros Boys!

the ramblin ambassadors - the savage (ramble on)
jon and the nightriders - storm dancer (stampede)
the fathoms - overboard (overboard)
dragstrip - dragstrip theme (reaction time)

the joy boys - swamped (board boogie)
robin and the 3 hoods - the marauder (surf-age nuggets)
the crossfires - chunky (out of control)
the revels - longboard (intoxica!!! the best of)
the revels - good grief (intoxica! the best of)
bo diddley - low tide (surfin' with bo diddley)
the echoes - cloak and dagger (ku-pow! british instrumental guitar music of the 1960s)

biarritz boys - san sebastian (enjoy the hip,slick, ultra-violent and super sexy surfsound of...)
the volcanos - whirlpool (surf quake)
the funcrushers - javi tavi (the funcrushers)
impala - cozy corner (splitsville confidential)
the sadies - lay down your arms (in concert volume 1) 

the ventures - wildwood flower (play the country classics)
the shadows - the girls (the boys)
the concussions - phantom limbs (break up with)
the falcons - sahara (queen of diamonds)
bevel emboss - three nudges (celluloid)
the real gone - do you realize (the real gone)

the derangers - '69 firebird (the legend of daphne blue)
stereophonic space sound unlimited - aiviera drive (the spacesound effect)
link wray and the wraymen - crossties (jack the ripper)
the whys - bye bye beach (sanjyo)

kenny ahern - pipeline (surfing bagpipes)
alewife - los twangueros (alewife vi)
per mutations - surf the rat (surfing in the phenomenal world)

ourobouros boys - spitfire (7")
ourobouros boys - the corsage (7")
mark brodie & the beaver patrol - the shores of hell (the shores of hell)
austin transit authority - cannibals (a*t*a)
el supernaut - icebreaker (plays half dead)
mofos - malcolm's brain (six pack performance)
the tequila worms - nitro mix (the tequila worms)

Post date: 01/18/2016 - 14:26
Today's plays

Themeless today but with a healthy amount of vintage stuff, a nice touching stretch, and a beastly ending.

Playlist for 1/11/15

the real gone - Get Lucky (the real gone)
los straitjackets - galaxy drive (supersonic guitars in 3d)
surf zombies - 50cc (something weird)
los twang! marvels - rancho cucamonga (prueba del fuego)
beat tornados - return of the griegster (scandinavian interludes)
the 'verb - we must be cautious (only 'verb can break your heart)

michael and the jesters - screwdriver (frolic diner)
the sentinals - tor-chula (sunset beach, the best of)
the surfaris - big surge (fun city, USA)
surf teens - steel pier (surf mania)
lenny and the thundertones - moon of makoora - (45)

the invisible surfers - snake eyes (straight from hell)
the dead rocks - surf explosao (surf explosao)
the apemen - crunch (7 inches of love)
aaron & the burrs - the banshee (aaron & the burrs)
evan foster - a familiar unknown (instrumentals)

The Satin Chaps - lil sweater (Might I Suggest The Satin Chaps)
the surfites - The Royal Vikings/Campus Workout (the surfites & co.)
the hillbilly rockets - exile to planet z (the way way out sound of...)
the shadows - rhythm and greens (rhythm and greens 7")

the tin machine - needles on the beach (beyond the beach)
the pterodactyls - Starman (ziggy played surf guitar)
the weaseltones - Ashes to Ashes (ziggy played surf guitar)
los winston lobo - the man who surfed the world (the man who surfed the world)

men in grey suits - aquatica (return of the cnidarians)
the son of p.m. - koison ching (shadow music of thailand)
sunil ganguli - hari om hari (swinging hits)
kenny ahern - baja (surfing bagpipes)

the funcrushers - rampart (the funcrushers)
the good the bad - 4 (001 to 017)
louie and the louies - backfire (hipbone slim vs sir bald)
reverberati - the grand duel (combat surf)
the bonzers - kamikaze (loud fast and dirty)
cannibal mosquitos - the very bad and very good mosquitos (surprise attack)
we are a communist - the silent bugler (blast off!)
man... or astroman? - codebreaker seventy eight (defcon 5...4...3...2...1)
speedball jr - el camino (for the broad minded)
the exotic aarontones - the gooch (splitsville confidential)

Post date: 01/11/2016 - 14:09
Today's Show and Last Week's Playlist

Alright, we're finally leaving 2015 behind with a mostly normal show fulla surf & instrumental hodgepodge. Yeah, there'll be a little bit of a Bowie tribute in there, sure.

Last week's show was the second round of all 2015 material. Here's what that looked like:

Playlist for 1/4/16

los protones - dr esqueleto (20 monstruos 2007-2015)
the twang-o-matics - la pachuca (rock havoc)
the other timelnes - belka doge (the other timeslines ep)
the green reflectors - magnum swagger (the green reflectors)
the tremolo beer gut - zoo bizarre (live beyond our means)

los tiki phantoms - piña colada (y el misterio del talisman)
the tiki creeps - blue mist (of bora bora) (idol worship)
rondo hatton - untitled pop anthem (breaking the sound barrier)
moms I'd like to surf - surf cops are watching you (surf cops are watching you)
los blue marinos - infeccioso (off the lip)
ghost coast - wall of water (demo)

the spoils - dead cat bounce (have a drink with)
skurkarna - the triggerman (in the web of villainy)
genki genki panic - 976-evil (ghoulie high harmony)
os aquamans - tubarões (os aquamans)

x-ray cat trio - rockero fantasma (out for blood)
los daytonas - cal viva (en el salvaje oeste)
fil and the guitar gun - leone's ranch (fort bravo)
the tarantinos nyc - django (theme frome) (surfin' the silver screen)
the surfaders - prequel/a greater silence (a greater silence)

grand kahuna - stampede (grand kahuna ii)
los coyotes - the spider (picante! ep)
les vice barons - doctor love (the model)
boss fink - asphalt thunder (r.p.m.)

the tsunamibots - interface (surfing craze in the robotic age)
expressway sketches - shot! (love surf music)
travelers of tyme - space stalinists (chronomads)
Branko - 1# (boeck)

davie allan & the arrows - theme from the unknown (king of the fuzz guitar)
appalachian surf team - valley of the kaisers (live at pilot light)
the invisible surfers - dead beat (straight from hell)
beware the dangers of a ghost scorpion - straight to darkness (boss metal zone ep)
the okay-men - der mopedist (auf kassette)
os brutus - amnésia (übersurf)
amphibian man - cerberus (hellas)
timecop beach party - set phasers to chill (transmission received: hang ten!)
blackball bandits - escape in durango (demo)
aloha haole - run forest, run (a fucking summer rain fucked up my vacation)
this machine kills robots - harbour house (a history of violent crimes in the darkkest corners of the ocean floor)
the 427's - tijuana sunset (mavericks)

Post date: 01/04/2016 - 14:24
Today's show

Last week I played ONLY songs released in 2015. It was easy. So I decided this week I'd feature a bunch that weren't featured in the Gremmys. Easy too!

This is the last 2015 extravaganza, though there's still a number of great records that didn't show up in either show.

Anyway, here's last week's playlist


Los Plantronics - Shawnee (Surfing Times)
Trabants - Sky Walker (Freakout)
The Compartmentalizationists - Katherine the Tornado (Sutures)
The baltic side - rainbow (hope)
los galerna - jaguar stomp (sangre en el atlantico)
les agamemnonz - el tremblador (au revoir)

13th magic skull - shui ting er (brave coast wild recordings)
burt rocket - bedouin banzai (fiberglass frenzy)
diabolico coupe - donnie the surfer (little carmine)
los freneticos - el mentalista (el sonido que perdura)
hypnotide - bad girls go to hell (landlocked)

atomic mosquitos - half asteroid (bug music for bug people)
the tomorrowmen - new democracy (futourism)
the madeira - prelude to launch (ancient winds)
swami john reis & the blind shake - the lonely sea sweeper (modern surf classics)
agent: octopus - spacewalk (bottoms up!)
messer chups - crocotiger (the incredible croco-tiger)

the braindead dogs - retsina rumble (achilleas platte)
the raulis - chicken haole (the raulis)
jubarte ataca - chafurdo com a gangue (falso)

camarada nimoy - affaire interplanetario (alucinacions acusticas)
the tikiyaki orchestra - eden awaits (idol worship)
perro agradecido cumbia - detektiv (anima en pena)
men from s.p.e.c.t.r.e. - dive into the mathmos (the claw)
black river manifesto - revolver (kingmaker)
oskar benas - pulau kapas suit (hereje del mar)
khruangbin - people everywhere (still alive) (the universe smiles upon you)

shark in the water - unagi tsunami (every week is shark week)
the del-toros - silverdust 78 (surfvival of the rockest)
the sub-vectors - kobayashi maru (music on the bones)
hypnotzar - el recien graduado (hypnotzar)
dinosaur ghost - sand level (dinosaur ghost)
rapido t lusso - we're gonna feed your voodoo ass to the lions (caffeine racer ep)
terrorist bengala party - kali's double kickflip (surf post atomico)
arno de cea & the clockwork wizards - loose lips sink ships (bug terminal)
demon vendetta - beach of the damned (vigilante surf)

Post date: 12/21/2015 - 11:58
DJ Pompeii subbing this week

I'm in Chicago at the moment so you've got WTUL favorite DJ Pompeii stepping in. She's done this before and I think she did a great job. I think she's attempting to do a Christmas themed surf show, we'll see how it goes! I'll be back in next week and I've been prepping a few more Gremmy awards.

As for last week:


diabolico coupe - Saturday Night (little carmine)
LOS FRENETICOS - frantic stomp (el sonidoque perdura)
los straitjackets - teen beast (the further adventures of los straitjackets)
the surfin beards - cuarto de milla (surfin beards)
bandits - Buzzy (party party party)

the uniques - areba (45)
lenny and the thundertones - homicidal (45)
gene and the esquires - Space Race (45)
jan davis & the routers - the time funnel (45)
the dothans - full house (45)
the dixie flyers - dynamo (45)
the texans - rockin' johnny home (45)

black flamingos - devil's punchbowl (black flamingos)
Atomic Mosquitos - pluto's revenge! (bug music for bug people)
the tormentos - dragstrip night (go! the phantom surfers against the tormentos)
the scarlets - Stampede (strummin mental part 1)
balu & die surfgrammeln - der zerfall von backerbsen (los chicharrones del surf)

meshugga beach party - oh hanukkah (hot rod hannukah)
burt rocket - bedouin banzai (fiberglass frenzy)
the trashmen - malagueña (surfin' bird)
the royal coachmen - loophole (surf-age nuggets)
13th magic skull - Mala Mujer (brave coast wild recordings)

les monegasques - psychose ()
the shockwave - snow white survive (death race!)
the nelsonics - bikini bullfight (the nelsonics)
messer chups - sadistic satanic super criminal (the incredible croco-tiger)

les agamemnonz - tre grazie (au revoir)
los chinches - ceviche (con choclo) (fongo)
the tikiyaki orchestra - paniolo (idol worship)
men from s.p.e.c.t.r.e. - dirt track (the claw)
camarada nimoy - affaire interplanetario (alucinacions acusticas)

the gnarly ones - devil's wave (gnarly ones ep)
dead rocks - green secret from amazonia (one million dollar surf band)
hella vader - star crunch (xviii)
tremolo beer gut - death drome (live beyond our means)
hodaddys - Capsized (hot rods n' surf)
jubarte ataca - arabica fuzzy interludo (falso)
los campeones - los campeones del justicio (live @ liberty vintage motorcycles)
monaci del surf - imperial march (monaci del surf)


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