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Cool Hi .. I'm Louie Seven...new here, but not new to Surf/Instro music.

I'm sure this has been done before; but here goes.

TO me, the greatest SURF SONG ever... is....

SIMILAU, as performed/recorded by the Surfaris ~ I could listen to that track till the end of time. TO me, it says everything surf possible in music.

I dig the abrupt stop and the way the drums and sax kick back in!
It makes me want to play the drums... haha...and I'm a guitarist!

(Hi Abel! Wink )

thank you for allowing me to state my case.

L7

p.s. this isn't really a poll.... just me making an entrance.

hey, welcome Louis. you came in through the wrong entrance Wink

this forum is for things that have to do with the site itself, not music - there's a surfmusic general forum, gear forum, musican forum and so on. the shallow end is for off-topic discussion, it would be cool if you introduced yourself there.

enjoy the ride!
WR

Rules to live by #314:
"When in Italy, if the menu says something's grilled, don't assume it is."

http://www.myspace.com/monotonessurfmusic

off topic discussion ? ........are you kidding me ?

boy..... you guys really know how to roll out the red carpet.

Is this some kind of hazing you put new people through?
If so, I'm not used to that.

L7

Louie, it's just a bit of confusion. The moderator moved your post from the Website forum to the general surf discussion forum after WR posted that. Please don't be offended. You're very welcome here at SG101 and I look forward to reading what you have to add to our discussions.

As for my opinion of single best song, I'd have to go for Casbah by Sandy Nelson/Ritchie Podolor.

Cheers

Danny Snyder
aka Mycroft Eloi of The TomorrowMen
aka Shecky Shekels of Meshugga Beach Party

Welcome Louie!

You don't even want to know about the hazing. Wink

Looking forward to seeing you around SG101.

Don

Latinia- The Sentinels.

Very Happy that's better...... !

I'll try to follow the rules more carefully...... PROMISE. heh

ok...let the good times roll...

Wink Louie

Louie,

I think you misunderstood WR when he was just listing all the different areas that a person can post in. He wasn't saying your topic was off topic, just needed to be in the general discussion area.
I guess Brian moved it. I dont think anyone here would jump on you like that.

as for single greatest surf song, Im gonna go with a twist in the word play and go with the Best single(45) of surf songs.
Bombora and Surfari by the Original Surfaris.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Jeff(bigtikidude)

ok...I think I see waht happend.

the odd thing is... I was SURE I posted in this forum. I looked this site over for a whole day, it seemed like...read and read and read....etc.

I'm not sure I even went to the website forum.....but I guess I did.

shrugs.................... Rolling Eyes

ANYWAY...... yeah, Bombora is great; but if I hadn't mentioned SIMILAU, I'd probably selected BAJA (as performed by The Astronauts). It still gives me goose bumps when it comes on the radio (every ten years or so....) heh

L7

Pipeline.

My second answer would be: Pipeline.

I don't care how passe anyone thinks it is.

The Mystery Men?
SSS Agent #31

I like Pipeline.... but I was really disappointed when MONSOON/SCOTCH HIGHS fell off the charts.... I really expected that to go higher.

L7

Louie7
Is this some kind of hazing you put new people through?

Hi Louis, I meant no harm! sorry if I confused you. ... I actually said it mostly because I dont think too many people read the general site forum, so they would miss your entrance! so, welcome again.

the initiation rites involve siscors and lots of PBR, but that's usually not 'till the second week. Wink

spinning similau right now, thanks for the suggestion, hadn't played the surfaris in a long time!

Guitar

WR

Rules to live by #314:
"When in Italy, if the menu says something's grilled, don't assume it is."

http://www.myspace.com/monotonessurfmusic

"Wayward Nile" by the Chantays....totally unknown, (unlike "Pipeline")...sounds more like floating around waiting to catch a wave.... beautiful surf tune....

-dp

Surfari by The Original Surfaris is a great surf song.

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Surfari by The Original Surfaris is a great surf song.

Agree Agree Rock

Rules to live by #314:
"When in Italy, if the menu says something's grilled, don't assume it is."

http://www.myspace.com/monotonessurfmusic

bigtikidude
as for single greatest surf song, Im gonna go with a twist in the word play and go with the Best single(45) of surf songs. Bombora and Surfari by the Original Surfaris.

That made me think of the Astronauts great two-sider "Baja" b/w "Kuk". However, I don't think you guys want to know what those two song titles means in Swedish Laughing

As for best surf song ever, I still rank Pipeline as #1.

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First off, welcome Louie!

I have a hard time nailing down one tune, but some of my top choices have been listed already, including Latinia and Casbah. I'm also quite fond of Ali Baba.

-K

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Eddie and the Showmen's version of Squad Car.
I had heard Pipeline a lot growing up and it is cool but it didn't make me want to start a surf band and buy all this gear. The Showmen's version of Squad Car is what surf music is supposed to be.

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

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Surfer's Anthem - Evan Foster (w/Dusty Watson)

Twisted Evil > Angel

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