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Since February 26, 2006, SurfGuitar101.com has been the premier home on the web for friends and fans of the world-wide phenomenon known as surf music! Created in Southern California in the early 1960's, surf music is very much alive today and has spread around the globe. Join us in our forums to discuss surf music, past and present. Meet new friends and discover new bands. Want to play surf music? We have lots of forums devoted to playing, performing, and writing surf music. We have lots of discussions on gear: guitars, amps, and drums. Check out our podcasts and hear some really great tunes! Finally, we feature news and articles on the surf scene, and you'll always know where you can catch some live surf music!
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Here's my latest video from the album Mojado Rodadora. It is my first instrumental surf guitar album and "Traveler" is the 3rd release from the EP. All songs and instruments were played by Tommy Cox
I host "Lake Effect Reverb" on WJCU FM 88.7 Saturday morning from 09:00-11:00 ET. I usually do a 2 or 3 sets of surf music every week. You can listen online if you're not in the Cleveland OH area (most of you aren't) at wjcu.org. If you're in a band and have a release on bandcamp let me know and I'll probably pick it up.
SURF ALIENS (Brasil) . Cocketel Anunnaki (2017)
CHARLOTTE, NC – Wilson Ventures LLC has entered into a producer partnership with Charlotte-based Studio South Holdings to produce a documentary about The Ventures, the best-selling instrumental band of all time. To fund the first-ever film, an IndieGoGo account - www.igg.me/at/theventuresmovie - launched this week.
The standard-length documentary will chronicle the “band that launched a thousand bands” that was formed in 1958 by guitarists Don Wilson and Bob Bogle in Tacoma, Washington. With band members Mel Taylor and Nokie Edwards, the band released Walk Don't Run in 1960, the first of over two hundred albums. Staci Layne Wilson, Don Wilson’s daughter, says the documentary’s world premiere will coincide with the band’s 60th anniversary next year. “I am so proud and excited to be making a documentary film about The Ventures with the best team ever: my dad, siblings Tim and Jill and Studio South.” According to Staci, drawing on the fan base will be critical to the film’s success. “We are out to make the most celebratory and comprehensive documentary we can and are calling on Ventures fans from all over the world to help us spread the word.”
It was the band’s unique sound, largely from experimentation with guitar effects, that not only earned them the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands,” but influenced such music greats as Peter Frampton, Elton John, George Harrison, Stephen Stills, Gene Simmons, Keith Moon, Alan White, Joe Perry, Roger Glover, John Fogerty and Joe Walsh.
About the documentary, co-founder Don Wilson, says, "There is so much that people still don't know about The Ventures. From the time my partner Bob Bogle and I started with two pawn shop guitars in 1958 to having the No. 2 single in the country with Walk, Don't Run in 1960, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 to right now -- the story has ups and downs, disappointments, and wow! moments, that we want to share. You're going to love it."
Don’s son Tim, who will co-produce the film, says he "could not be more proud to be a part of this instrumental (no pun intended) story of The Ventures and to share the biography movie so the world can see the great depth of The Ventures' career in all its glory.” Mike Bogle, the son of the Bob Bogle, who died in 2009, says “The Ventures documentary is long overdue and I look forward to watching it.”
Their original tune, Surf Rider, was in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction soundtrack. Singles that made the charts include Hawaii Five-O, The 2,000 Pound Bee, Wipe Out and Walk, Don’t Run.
In 2008, the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Studio South Holdings CEO Bert Hesse, whose production credits include In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel, Cold Storage and Night Feeders, says the goal is to allow The Ventures’ wide and deep fan base the opportunity to participate in the long overdue documentary. “We encourage fans and musicians who were influenced by their music to go to https://www.igg.me/at/theventuresmovie.”
LAS VEGAS is just 2 Weeks Away!
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Berlin Germany's beloved surf band, The Kilaueas, took some time during their recent USA tour to film a video of their new single "The Men From M.E.N.S.C.H." The 7" vinyl is available from All Score Media. The performance was recorded in an actual American garage. Prepare to be
It’s the 15th anniversary of THE RAZORBLADES!
For your entertainment, we release a 7 track with EP with some songs from our favourite bands played in THE RAZORBLADES style. Tracks from the Cure, Slade, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and a few others.
The album called 15 YEARS IN THE VAN comes in a stylish foldout cover in 7’’ vinyl style, along with the very first sticker from THE RAZORBLADES and the classic skull button in military green.
It's a limited fans only release and will only be available on our website at the shows and a few selected mailorders…no Spotify, iTunes or Amazon.
Order it https://www.therazorblades.de/shop/ for 10 €
As a special offer, you can order any other item along with the new EP and get it for 20 €…wether it’s a T-Shirt, a CD, a Vinyl LP… Just use the new EP + something else button in the webshop.
Well, we are proud to share with you our latest creation, "Benthic Exploration"!
Every time we put a new release out, it is a bit nerve racking. You hope that folks will give it a listen and if you are lucky, like it! Trying our best to create a "rougher" sound emulating our beloved ocean, we pushed the instruments and with some master mixing I feel we got that turbulent water feel.
We are so very thankful to Eric Smith, Mike Hickel, Caleb Dunkle of SNAFU Family for being amazing people. Genuine, giving and just all around wonderful people. A huge thank you to Gregory Manchess for allowing us to use his killer artwork.
To everyone who has supported us, purchased our music, played our music on your show, etc., thank you.
"Benthic Exploration" is available for download, we hope you will give it a listen, download it and share it with folks. Reverb, set, go!
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