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This topic was automatically created to discuss the news story The Guitar Soundwave Instrumental Surf Music Volumes One - Four.

The Guitar Soundwave: Instrumental Surf Music

Volume One: 1961-1963 Southern California A Garage Music Phenomenon

Volume Two: The Second Wave 1964-1933 The In-between Years + Odds-n-Ends

Volume Three: The Third Wave 1994 and Beyond A Global Phenomenon Part I - A-O

Volume Four: The Third Wave 1994 and Beyond A Global Phenomenon Part II - P-Z

1964-1933????

Jeff(bigtikidude)

If someone with a "humbucker" in his name is trying to make money with instrumental surf music... ????
Laughing

Twang cheers!

Ralf Kilauea

www.kilaueas.de

https://kilaueas.bandcamp.com/album/touch-my-alien

The author describes Volume 2 as "a discography of my CD collection". The book includes a description of how the author accumulated his surf music CDs. See a preview here:
https://www.blurb.com/books/11200676-the-guitar-soundwave-instrumental-surf-music-vol

John Blair's discographies are a bit more extensive:
https://www.johnblair.us/bibliography_books.htm

The only review on Amazon is a 5-star one. Looks like it's from their partner.

It appears to be a home made book, just titles and covers of a person's CD collection with a few sentences about each one. I guess it might interest someone...?

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"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

Insert crickets sound here.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Welcome Humbuckerhill. Perhaps you can give us some insight into what inspired you to make these volumes? Surely it took a lot of work.

Danny Snyder

"With great reverb comes great responsibility" - Uncle Leo

Playing keys and guitar with Combo Tezeta

Formerly a guitarist in The TomorrowMen and Meshugga Beach Party

Latest surf project - Now That's What I Call SURF

People,
it´s just a scam.

If someone is interested in books about surf music:
Jon Blair is your man.
And Bob Dalleys books of course also.

Compilations: Hundreds of good comps out there.

..for some people internet makes it possible to present crab as high product...

I meant crap of course!!! Not crab!
BUT if the humbuckerhill would sell crabs this would make more sense obviously.

Twang cheers!

Ralf Kilauea

www.kilaueas.de

https://kilaueas.bandcamp.com/album/touch-my-alien

Last edited: Jun 28, 2022 02:16:13

Doesn't look like a scam to me Ralf, if so it's a very poor one.

HallmarkSweptWinger wrote:

People,
it´s just a scam.

If someone is interested in books about surf music:
Jon Blair is your man.
And Bob Dalleys books of course also.

Compilations: Hundreds of good comps out there.

..for some people internet makes it possible to present crab as high product...

I meant crap of course!!! Not crab!
BUT if the humbuckerhill would sell crabs this would make more sense obviously.

Danny Snyder

"With great reverb comes great responsibility" - Uncle Leo

Playing keys and guitar with Combo Tezeta

Formerly a guitarist in The TomorrowMen and Meshugga Beach Party

Latest surf project - Now That's What I Call SURF

Yeah I don't think it's a scam, someone really did make a set of books of their CD collection, sometimes writing a sentence or two about each one. This took a lot of time. However, yes, I'm not sure why someone would buy this? But let people like/make things.

Site dude - S3 Agent #202
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"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

Capitalism, let the buyer decide.
That being said, it’s good to know what it actually is.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

These volumes remind me of 1978 when John Blair published his first
"Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 1961 - 1965" and myself had put together as much as informations I had on the genre, called my book "The California Crazes 1961 - 1965, Fun in The Sun On Surf Route 101". If the man has put 3 cds on one page, all volumes have 650 pages, you´ll find about 1.900 cds...many of which had been reviewed here or at Pipeline Magazin or... or ... or... ???
None of my friends is willing to pay 350 $ plus postage to Germany
(100 $ or more???)

Last edited: Jul 10, 2022 03:07:18

I can't help but be apprehensive about a project like this when the first any of us are hearing about it is their FIRST post on SG101. Also, the post is not even an introduction from the author, it's just the automatically generated thread from posting a news item. You've been working on this for a decade, but never joined SG101?

Here are the facts:
-this is an inventory of someone's personal CD collection (yes, CD only)
-it is very, very far from being comprehensive
-it is not in chronological order (even when the title bylines imply they are categorized by era)
-even from a very brief glance at the preview of the first volume on the Blurb site, the text is full of egregious factual errors
-the total cost to order all four 7x7" books including tax and shipping (to CA) is $391.69

It's interesting that the single Amazon review below (how can there be a review if it's not even available there?)is by a "David," which also happens to be the name cited as the contributing visual artist and purchaser of the CDs in the collection?

The most complete description and catalog ever of instrumental surf music. And it looks like a beatiful art book with all the cover art from three “waves”, beginning in Southern California early sixties to now worldwide. A dense piece of work. Definitely worth the price simply because of it’s uniqueness. A must for your musical library you fans ofbthe genre and music scholars!

Buyer beware

Insect Surfers
The Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Scimitars
Lords Of Atlantis
Fiberglass Jungle - Surf Radio

Last edited: Jul 10, 2022 18:40:00

tired wrote:

These volumes remind me of 1978 when John Blair published his first
"Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 1961 - 1965" and myself had put together as much as informations I had on the genre, called my book "The California Crazes 1961 - 1965, Fun in The Sun On Surf Route 101". If the man has put 3 cds on one page, all volumes have 650 pages, you´ll find about 1.900 cds...many of which had been reviewed here or at Pipeline Magazin or... or ... or... ???
None of my friends is willing to pay 350 $ plus postage to Germany
(100 $ or more???)

So I’ve always wondered about that book!! It’s mentioned in John Blair’s discography but there’s literally no information anywhere on the internet. I’ve always wondered if it existed or not

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