SG101 on the Web

Follow SurfGuitar101 on Twitter

Shoutbox

Tqi: Can we talk about how hard it is to get hold of the Brownface 350K/70K treble pots?
54 days ago

Tqi: Raw Purple Sprouting Broccoli is the most delicious part of spring.
48 days ago

dragonfly: Congrats bigtikidude on your first pier show. I sure miss doing them but happy ypu've continued the program. Great selection of bands for the year. Much love Linda xo
41 days ago

dragonfly: Congrats Brian for keeping sg101 going for all these years.Your friend Linda
41 days ago

bigtikidude: Thank you Linda, wish you could see them still
40 days ago

surfinjohnnyq: howdy kats .. I have not checked in in a while... still verbolishous !!
33 days ago

Brian: Thank you Linda, all the best to you.
30 days ago

Brian: Hello Johnny!
30 days ago

Tqi: Is it morally acceptable to use a Radial capacitor in a 1960 amp design?
28 days ago

synchro: TQI, morality is a huge question and capacitors a deep subject. I say do it and don't tell anyone. Smile
18 days 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:

99%

99%

Donate Now

SG101 Banner

SurfGuitar101 Forums » Surf Videos »

Permalink The Continentals proto surf from 1961

New Topic
Page 1 of 1

This is a random YouTube find. They are almost an early surf band!

Last edited: Dec 19, 2017 08:09:39

Kids got the jimmy legs!

OK, well putting the dancing aside (if that's possible) as I think about it, this is extraordinary. The Beach Boys first hit "Surfin" was released in December of '61. These kids are already anticipating hot rod songs even before that! Not to mention the plaid shirts and Fender gear. And check out the Duane Eddy "Movin' and Groovin" quote in the guitar solo. Classic first wave influence.

Considering they had to have been practicing and kicking around before this t.v appearance, it would make them at least contemporary with the Bel-Aires. And this is happening on the East Coast!

I stumbled across this on YouTube myself a couple of weeks ago and love it. I hadn't thought about the fact that it pre-dates the Beach Boys' earliest releases - which makes it even more remarkable, of course. I wonder what happened to these young lads. I can't find anything about them on the Internet. What I have found are articles about two other American bands of the same name, one from Meridian, Mississippi (http://continentalsband.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/continentals-band.html), and another from New York City (https://vimeo.com/117167841). If I remember rightly, the Continentals in the YouTube video came from somewhere in New York State. "The Continentals" is clearly a popular name - a German rock 'n' roll band from Munich and an English covers band from Chester currently use it.

websurfer wrote:

"OK, well putting the dancing aside (if that's possible)"

LOL

They really young back then too. Cool.

https://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/22596/

Earlier thread from 2013

Paul
Atomic Mosquitos
Bug music for bug people is here!
Killers from Space

^^^
Thanks for the link to the earlier thread!

Delrin96mm wrote:

I stumbled across this on YouTube myself a couple of weeks ago and love it. I hadn't thought about the fact that it pre-dates the Beach Boys' earliest releases - which makes it even more remarkable, of course. I wonder what happened to these young lads. I can't find anything about them on the Internet. What I have found are articles about two other American bands of the same name, one from Meridian, Mississippi (http://continentalsband.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/continentals-band.html), and another from New York City (https://vimeo.com/117167841). If I remember rightly, the Continentals in the YouTube video came from somewhere in New York State. "The Continentals" is clearly a popular name - a German rock 'n' roll band from Munich and an English covers band from Chester currently use it.

It's also a model of luxury car in the U.S. I remember there used to be a Sha Na Na type band called "Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids".

I think to Jeremy's(Aqualads) point in the other thread, the phenomenon which birthed surf music was a much more widespread and national phenomenon and followed a less strict development than some histories would have it. I notice the trend in surf comps to dig up more obscure and regional material to paint a broader picture than one restricted mostly to Southern California.

Page 1 of 1
Top