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normj wrote:

I am glad to see The Lonely Surfer by Jack Nitzche is getting some love here. That is one of the greatest surf songs of all time. It does not get the respect it deserves. Glad it made some of your lists.

I totally agree. I remember first hearing The Lonely Surfer on The Ventures "Surfing" album when it first came out. It has always been one of my favorites.

Last edited: Nov 02, 2013 20:52:05

1) The Astronauts-"Firewater"
2) Avengers VI-"Slaughter on 10th Avenue"
3) Fender IV:"Mar Gaya"
4) The Surfmen-"El Toro"
5) The Vy Dels: "Unknown"
6) The Crossfires-"Fiberglass Jungle"
7) Tornadoes-"Moon Dawg"
8. PJ and the Galaxies-"Tally Ho"
9) Original Surfaris-"Surfari"
10) The Tornadoes-"The Tornado"

Or just any one of those x 10!

Last edited: Nov 05, 2013 08:10:05

  1. The Chantays - "Pipeline"
  2. The Bel-Airs - "Mr. Moto"
  3. The Astronauts - "Baja"
  4. Dick Dale - "The Victor"
  5. Eddie and the Showmen - "Scratch"
  6. The Original Surfaris - "Surfari"
  7. Johnny Barakat and the Vestells - "The Wedge"
  8. The Surf Teens - "Moment of Truth"
  9. The Blazers - "Bangalore"
    10.The Toads - "Morpheus"

Rob_J wrote:

normj wrote:

I am glad to see The Lonely Surfer by Jack Nitzche is getting some love here. That is one of the greatest surf songs of all time. It does not get the respect it deserves. Glad it made some of your lists.

I totally agree. I remember first hearing The Lonely Surfer on The Ventures "Surfing" album when it first came out. It has always been one of my favorites.

Thirded Cool
Great melody will be hard to leave off my list

beachbreak a.k.a Sean Cool
Turn up the Reverb!!

  1. The Chantays - “Pipeline”
  2. The Pyramids - “Penetration”
  3. The Belairs - “Mr. Moto”
  4. The Astronauts - “Baja”
  5. Dick Dale and the Del-Tones - "Misirlou"
  6. The Atlantics - “Bombora”
  7. The Lively Ones - "Surf Rider"
  8. The Tornadoes - "Bustin’ Surfboards"
  9. Jack Nitzche - "The Lonely Surfer"
  10. The Pharos - “Pintor”

with
11. The Surfaris - "Wipe Out" missing out

now for the Surf Revival list

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Turn up the Reverb!!

1.bob vaught and the renegaids - blue moon
2.bob vaught and the renegaids - surfer tragedy
3. Paul revere and the raiders - orbit
4.the astronauts - Baja
5. Tha atlantics - greensleave
6.The Belairs - Mr. moto
7.The Belairs - bedlam
8.The centurians - bullwinkle
9.The Chantays - pipeline
10.The Jaguars - night walker

There are to many to choose from. I don't put them in a classic rating, because they all mean a lot to me.

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  1. The Chantays - "Pipeline"
  2. The Astronauts - "Baja"
  3. Dick Dale - "Misirlou"
  4. The Lively Ones - "Surf Rider"
  5. The Ventures - "Diamond Head"
  6. Yuzo Kayama - "Black Sand Beach"
  7. Fender IV - "Everybody Up"
  8. Bobby Fuller - "Our Favorite Martian"
  9. The Sandals - "Theme From The Endless Summer"
  10. The Pyramids - "Penetration"

Paul

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This is my "Ten Killer-Track Classic Surf Compilation".

  1. The Astronauts - Hot Doggin'
  2. Dick Dale - The Wedge
  3. The Atlantics - Bombora
  4. The Fender IV - Mar Gaya
  5. Al Casey - The Hearse
  6. The Pyramids - Midnight Run
  7. The Lively Ones - Surf Rider
  8. The Challengers - K-39
  9. Jack Nitzsche - The Last Race
  10. The Sandals - Theme From The Endless Summer

(Skipping the most obvious ones like Misirlou,Penetration,Pipeline etc.)

Last edited: Nov 04, 2013 13:28:36

Emilio
MEX

  1. The Belairs - Bedlam
  2. The Ventures - Lonely Girl
  3. Eddie $ The Showmen - Scratch
  4. Thom Starr $ The Galaxies - Strange Fever
  5. The Creations - Crash!
  6. The Astronauts - Hot Doggin'
  7. Dave Myers $ The Surftones - Moment Of Thruth
  8. Fender IV - Everybody Up!
  9. The Atlantics - War Of The Worlds
  10. The Ventures - Bob Bogle's Medley
  11. The Lively Ones - Mr. Moto

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Last edited: Nov 04, 2013 08:29:02

Brian
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  1. The Chantays "Pipeline"
  2. Dick Dale & The Del-Tones "Miserlou"
  3. The Atlantics "Bombora"
  4. The Lively Ones "High Tide (Tranquilizer)"
  5. Jim Messina & His Jesters "The Jester"
  6. The Fender IV "Mar Gaya"
  7. The Original Surfaris "Bombora"
  8. The Astronauts "Surf Party"
  9. Eddie & The Showmen "Squad Car"
  10. Dave Meyers and His Surf-Tones "Gear"

This was very hard to do and I'm sure my answers would change if you ask me next week. I have so many "also-rans".. a top twenty would be easier.

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Last edited: Nov 03, 2013 11:31:25

1) Pipeline Chantays
2) Mr Moto - The Belairs
3)Walk Don't Run The Ventures
4)Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
5)Squad Car Eddie and the Showmen
6)Surf Party The Astronauts
7) Let's Go Trippin' Dick Dale
Cool Bedlam The Belairs
9) Out of Limits The Marketts
10) Wipe Out the Surfaris

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Brian wrote:

This was very hard to do and I'm sure my answers would change if you ask me next week. I have so many "also-rans".. a top twenty would be easier.

Yeah, but isn't it cool when the songs that didn't make it onto your own list sudenly appear on someone else's? For example I had to drop "Ghost Hop" by the Surfmen although I really like it. And even though it is not that widely known as some others it still made the list of somebody else (thank you narciso)!

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Here are my 11, in no particular order (I tried to stick to "labeled" Surf bands, but would have put the Shadows, the Ventures, and Fireballs if I could...speaking of, maybe we should do a Euro instrumental list too!):

Misirlou-DD
the Wedge-DD
Mr. Moto-Bel-Airs
Surfari- Original Surfaris
Bombora- Original Surfaris
Pressure- the Pyramids
Bustin' Surfboards- the Tornadoes
Surfin' Bird- the Trashmen
Tube City- the Trashmen
High Tide- the Lively Ones
Pipeline- the Chantays

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  1. Jerry Cole - "Deep Surf"
  2. The Original Surfaris - "Exotic"
  3. The Pharos - "Pintor"
  4. Attila & The Huns – “The Lonely Huns”
  5. The Trashmen - "Malaguena"
  6. The Blazers - "Sound of Mecca"
  7. The Surfmen - "Paradise Cove"
  8. The Astronauts - "Movin"
  9. The Avengers VI - "Heartbeat"
  10. The Fender IV - "Mar Gaya"

I have not chosen my tracks in the light of historical relevance. If everybody would do that we do not even have to make this list since the top tracks will be pretty predictable. I think the Top 101 should be a reflection of the tracks that are currently most popular amongst surf lovers, no matter their historical relevance. The above ten tracks are my current favourites in classic surf music. Today "Exotic" gives me the feeling "Misirlou" gave me years ago, even though it might not be as original or groundbreaking. Next year my list will undoubtably be very different.

I´m by far not ready for my Top 10 Revival list. That is going to take me days if not weeks.

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Last edited: Nov 17, 2013 11:05:18

simoncoil wrote:

Brian wrote:

This was very hard to do and I'm sure my answers would change if you ask me next week. I have so many "also-rans".. a top twenty would be easier.

Yeah, but isn't it cool when the songs that didn't make it onto your own list sudenly appear on someone else's? For example I had to drop "Ghost Hop" by the Surfmen although I really like it. And even though it is not that widely known as some others it still made the list of somebody else (thank you narciso)!

Thumbs Up These kind of list are very hard to make because they too often depends on the mood one has in the moment the list is being written... Now we have to make another list of those songs that deserved to be in the first list but were left out Wink

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Matt22 wrote:

Here are my 11, in no particular order (I tried to stick to "labeled" Surf bands, but would have put the Shadows, the Ventures, and Fireballs if I could...speaking of, maybe we should do a Euro instrumental list too!):

And maybe, a little bit of eleki too... Embarassed Wink

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Yes I forgot about Pintor and a few others. I'm glad some other people listed them.

To me, I felt like I had to pick a few of the classics that defined the genre. The ones that you can show people so that they will "get it."

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Yes I forgot about Pintor and a few others

Is that why you are frantically bumping your head on your keyboard?

Niels Jansen
Program Director
North Sea Surf Radio

To submit your surf music to North Sea Surf Radio send the tracks as .mp3 in 320kbps bitrate with correct tags to playlist@northseasurfradio.com via Dropbox.

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Yes! I'm enjoying these lists immensely, seeing what other people like and hopefully people new to the genre will get some ideas on what to seek out next.

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Here goes – taking a chance that a couple may not be considered classic “Surf”.

  1. The Ventures – “Walk, Don’t Run ‘64”
  2. Bobby Fuller & The Fanatics – “Our Favorite Martian”
  3. Bobby Fuller Four – “The Chase”
  4. The Chantays – “Pipeline”
  5. The Pyramids – “Penetration”
  6. The Astronauts – “Baja”
  7. The Ventures – “Diamond Head”
  8. The Belairs – “Mr. Moto”
  9. The Pyramids – “Pressure”
  10. Eddie & The Showmen – “Mr. Rebel”
  11. Dave & The Customs – “Ali Baba” (just in case one above is not right)
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