SG101 on the Web

Follow SurfGuitar101 on Twitter

Photo of the Day
Shoutbox

Number9: OMG ! Shock
11 days ago

Tuck: You occasionally notice such bands. Often it turns out that FB just won't admit they're on FB. Or that they haven't admitted they're a band yet.
11 days ago

mom_surfing: i put some surf christmas holiday music in our local radio station library today, so we'll be rockin' with LSJ, the ventures, frankie lee sprague and the blue hawaiians.
10 days ago

bigtikidude: as much as I like xmas surf music, I have to wait till after thanksgiving to listen to it, otherwise I burn out to early.
8 days ago

Emilien03: New Mac user here!
4 days ago

SixStringSurfer: Well darn, I wrote Gerry McGee on facebook, never heard back from him. Oh well, I knew it was a long shot. Sigh
4 days ago

Emilien03: New Moon!
2 days ago

bigtikidude: Listen to North Sea Surf Radio all day n night this weekend for the top 101 surf classic and revival countdown replays from last year
2 days ago

bigtikidude: surr revival top 101 on nssr now
23 hours ago

bigtikidude: http://www.n...
23 hours ago

Please login or register to shout.

Current Polls

No polls at this time. Check out our past polls.

Current Contests

No contests at this time. Check out our past contests.

Donations

Help us meet our monthly goal:

100%

100%

Donate Now

Cake November Birthdays Cake
SG101 MP3 Comps
Top 101 Banner

SurfGuitar101 Forums » Surf Music General Discussion »

Permalink Fifty Foot Combo RIP

New Topic
Goto Page: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

sorry for off topic, But I really like the Live Version of "Jack the Ripper"
that is on the Insect Surfers 10 in. record on Dionysus records, recorded on the Phil Dirt show. The INsects have the Link sound on some of their songs, and I think they did a fabulous job on it, and gave it just enough of a new edge.

as for 50 ft Combo,
just amazing.
I really like A "Strike the Early Years" and "Go Hunting" too.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Jeff(bigtikidude)

There was a "fight" between SP and 50 Foot Combo which was captured on film for a Dutch television show(I wish I had a copy). We had decided to cut our 8 week European tour short by a week and go home. We fired the booking agency and the tour manager for all kinds of reasons (Dalibor can vouch for this) and went home. The last show was in Amsterdam and the next show (which was now being canceled) was to be with 50 Foot Combo. They heard that we were canceling and came up to Amsterdam to kick our asses Very Happy . This Dutch TV show decided to interview us cramped into a small WC for some reason and 50 Foot Combo showed up and started heckling us (esp me "fat piece of shit" etc) from the outside. During the interview I went out to take them on professional wrestling style (with camera rolling), but things calmed down, they stayed for the show, and we made peace over many Dutch beers. I think our size and numbers helped out-they were all about 5 feet tall and 100 lbs.

I still listen to my "Go Hunting" lp!

http://www.satanspilgrims.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Satans-Pilgrims/8210228553

"Psychsploitation" is HERE!

Last edited: Oct 26, 2007 16:20:35

bigtikidude
as for 50 ft Combo, just amazing. ...

I'll put in a vote for Minesweeper. And I kind of like Drums a Go Go.

spskins
There was a "fight" between SP and 50 Foot Combo which was captured on film for a Dutch television show(I wish I had a copy). We had decided to cut our 8 week European tour short by a week and go home. We fired the booking agency and the tour manager for all kinds of reasons (Dalibor can vouch for this) and went home. The last show was in Amsterdam and the next show (which was now being canceled) was to be with 50 Foot Combo. They heard that we were canceling and came up to Amsterdam to kick our asses Very Happy . This Dutch TV show decided to interview us cramped into a small WC for some reason and 50 Foot Combo showed up and started heckling us (esp me "fat piece of shit" etc) from the outside. During the interview I went out to take them on professional wrestling style (with camera rolling), but things calmed down, they stayed for the show, and we made peace over many Dutch beers. I think our size and numbers helped out-they were all about 5 feet tall and 100 lbs.

I'm the king of Memphus Tennessee...
I'm the king of Memphus Tennessee...
image

"as he stepped into the stealthy night air... little did he know the fire escape was not there"

reluctant aquanauts

I'm from Hollywood. Do you know what that means? Very Happy

http://www.satanspilgrims.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Satans-Pilgrims/8210228553

"Psychsploitation" is HERE!

Bumping this old thread. I just saw this from the band on FB:

So, the Monstrophonic Sound will once again come your way. This is not a comeback, mind you. Though we did got some more offers and we are seriously considering doing some more shows!

For the SJOCK festival we have something special : original organ grinder and sleeve-artist MATTO LE D will join our ranks once more !! So what you get is the 1997-2003 line-up...

EVIL-A-GOGO !!

Site dude - S3 Agent #202
Need help with the site? SG101 FAQ - Send me a private message - Email me

"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

DISCLAIMER: My avatar is a reflection of the relationship between myself and computers, and should not be construed as any kind of comment on my fellow SG101'ers.

Last edited: May 06, 2012 11:13:31

Anything that might increase the chances of Evil a Go-Go getting reissued? AWESOME.

That was excessively violent and completely unnecessary. I loved it.

I dunno if they would be into it,
but I would love to have them at the SG101 convention.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

reissue would be great
new shows would be great
new album would be great
anything is great

[Storm Surge of Reverb: Surf & Instro Radio] (http://www.stormsurgeofreverb.com)

bigtikidude wrote:

I dunno if they would be into it,
but I would love to have them at the SG101 convention.

yes sir!

www.surfintheeye.com

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

This is indeed great news! We'll take anything we can from the mighty 50 Foot Combo!!! And here's deeply, deeply hoping it leads to a more permanent reactivation of the band.

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube
The Space Cossacks on Facebook

Last edited: May 08, 2012 10:15:55

What Mom said.

Sorry to disappoint you guys but from what I hear it was just a temporary come back. But who knows ?

Monkey Ju

Pirato Ketchup
Clepak - Surf Shows Promoter

I read somewhere, although i can't remember where. Fifty Foot Combo have been playing yearly for a number of years past. Does anyone know if this is true.

Malc

I was super tempted to start a new thread titled "More Bongo in Surf, Please!" but figured I'd be a good citizen and bump this existing thread (a pretty great one at that!)

At any rate, I scored Go Hunting & Strike! The Early Years 1994-2000 on CD a month or two ago and had grabbed Evil A Go-Go some time back.

I've been listening to all three albums a fair amount lately, and maybe its just me, but I can't stop focusing on the prominence of the percussion in the mix for most tracks. Well that, and the drummer is just a monster. Of course these 3 albums are full of great songs and the band overall is really sensational, but man, that percussion mix and that killer presence of the bongos(!).

More bongo (like this, anyhow) in surf, please!

fady

I LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE Fifty Foot Combo!!! Evil A Go-Go is a masterpiece of modern surf. Those guys are just monsters. I miss them dearly (though I must admit that I wasn't enamored of the direction they were taking on their last few releases). Anyway, yes, bongos! They really make it work so well, and it accentuates the deep groove of much of their music, a groove that would be nice to see in more of the modern surf music.

Fady, make sure you pick up Caffeine - it's a transitional album for them, but still has a handful of great surf tracks. And the live album following that, The Monstrophonic Sound Live at Ernesto's is very good, too, though fairly lo-fi.

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube
The Space Cossacks on Facebook

Thanks for the tip on those other 2 releases, Ivan!

I don't think it is the same show as the recording, but the earlier referenced "Last Show" of the the Monstrophonic Sound tour was lo-fi too. Reminds me just how far portable recording technology has advanced in so little time.

Charlie wrote:

Hello,
For those of you who never saw them live, I have some videos online of Fifty Foot Combo's last concerts on YouTube:

LAST OF THE MONSTROPHONICS (final concert):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CD791CB2DC247799

pics @ http://www.50ftcombo.tk

10th Belgian Roots Night, FFC & Dick Dale:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5A82EBAB17CAF4CE

2004 FFC ft/ Devilles Harem Girls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR10AqYQcGg

Secret Agent Men (guitar player and drummer of FFC) w/ Lords Of Altamont:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A25A8A980FF5A75A

and more on imagehttp://www.youtube.com/profile_play_list?user=charlie3891

Enjoy!

fady

Anyone have a copy of the "Evil A Go-Go" (2000)? download mentioned in the OP?

We where at their most recent show (about 6 weeks ago) and they where selling vinyls from the original pressing of 'Go Hunting' ('Zebraah' record label). I think the price was €15.

Los Venturas
The Hydrosonics (RIP)

Christoph,

What was their style/sound like?
Surf, or garage?

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Goto Page: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Top