Surf the Vote!
18 days ago
Greetings from Helsinki, Finland! We had ( The Shockwave!) record release party yesterday! I hope at everyone buy our album ( Double Crown Records) cheers!!!
13 days ago
Would you believe there are bands today that have absolutely no web presence? In this day and age?
9 days ago
You mean not even FB?
9 days ago
8 days ago
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.
8 days ago
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.
7 days ago
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.
5 days ago
New Mac user here!
2 days ago
Well darn, I wrote Gerry McGee on facebook, never heard back from him. Oh well, I knew it was a long shot.
1 day ago
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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2006 MP3 Compilation. Just like last year, this is a way for all members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is.
Here are the rules:
I have created an Official 2006 MP3 Comp Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3.
Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band!
Let the comp begin!
As Eddie Katcher has pointed out, today is Leo Fender's birthday! He would have been 97!
From Wikipedia: "Clarence Leonidas Fender (August 10, 1909 - March 21, 1991) was an American luthier who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, now known as Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, and later founded G&L Musical Products (G&L Guitars). His guitar, bass, and amplifier designs from the 1950s continue to dominate popular music more than half a century later. Marshall and many other amplifier companies have used Fender amps as the foundation of their products. Fender and inventor Les Paul are often cited as the two most influential figures in the development of electric instruments in the 20th century."
Read more here.
Here is a Free Information Society biography of Fender.
And let's not forget the 60's surf bands who were early adopters of Fender gear. It has been said that it was the surf bands who cemented the popularity of "The Fender Bass" as a viable electric instrument.
Happy Birthday Leo Fender!
Just received from the Ghastly Ones email list
BLAST OFF to HORROR!!!!
TARGET: DRACULON, our brand spanking new CD is now available!!!
Go to our MERCH page at www.ghastlyones.com.
Featuring 19 tracks of reverb-drenched, fuzz fueled terror for your spook-a-phonic listening pleasure. We even have a couple of garage-shakinÃ¢â¬â¢ vocals to keep your hips twistinÃ¢â¬â¢ and your neck snappinÃ¢â¬â¢. Here are the tracksÃ¢â¬Â¦