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ok here's my top ten in no particular order...

1-Maelstrom - Tomorrowmen (No im not kissing ass!!! haha one of my all time faves)
2-The Last Wave - The Dynotones(makes me want to race my imaginary hotrod!!!!)
3-Bullwinkle Part II - The Centurions(when im cruisin haha)
4-Playa De Los Muertos - The Bomboras (love the organ)
5-Reverb 10,000 - Man or Astroman?
6-Nightmare At the Drag - the Trashwomen ( Drool Elka!! haha no i love this song! so lo-fi yet so freaking goooood!)
7-Yang Bu -Jim Messina and his Jesters
8-Frailachs - MBP (gotta love that song!!!!)
9-The Rising Surf - The Tandems(practically the wedge but i love this version)
10-Cat on a Hot Foam Board - The New Dimensions or Ghastly ones Version love em both

ah i have way too many favorites!!!!1 too bad though i might have left out some great ones that i can't remember right now. Shocked

-Zanti

okay guys, heres my list:

  1. "A Go-Go Dancer" - The Looney Tunes
  2. "Liquid Chaos" - The Detonators
  3. "Scalped" - Dick Dale
  4. "Teleport" - Pollo Del Mar
  5. "Center Of The Universe" - The Dead Rocks
  6. "Yozora No Hoshi" - The Ventures
  7. "Impact Zone" - North Of Malibu
  8. "La Caja Del Muerto" - The Barbwires
  9. "Dripping Springs TX" - Pollo Del Mar
  10. "Walk Dont Run ´64" - The Ventures
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Serpico
"Center Of The Universe" - The Dead Rocks

Ooh, interesting choice. I've usually really gotta be in the mood to want to listen to the Dead Rocks, but this one always does it for me. Not in my top ten, but a very cool song nonetheless. (I even just proposed it to our band as a potential cover!)

and i must add one: "Radarmen From The Moon" - Urban Surf Kings

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  1. Ace of Spades (Link Wray)
  2. Underwater (Frogmen)
  3. Vaquero (The Fireballs)
  4. Rompin' ( Jerry Warren and the Tremblers)
  5. Pacifica (Los Straitjackets)
  6. Kon Tiki (The Shadows)
  7. Planeta Atlon (Los Derrumbes)
  8. Fish Taco (Dick Dale)
  9. Planet from Outer Space (Atomic Mosquitoes)
  10. Intoxica (The Revels)

It would have been easier to list the ten surf songs I dislike the most!

curbsurfer
surf party- the astronauts,

firewater-the astronauts,

I've been looking for these two songs and a few others from the Rarities Album, but it looks like it's gonna run over $20 plus S & H. Anybody know if they're available for download anywhere?

They're not on iTunes or eMusic.

There are currently two new copies available for under $15 from Amazon market sellers:

http://www.amazon.com/Rarities-Astronauts/dp/B000001AY1/

The CD is great with lots of rare material from their surf period (about 2/3 of the 28 tracks) and a must have for anyone digging the Astronauts.

T H E ✠ S U R F I T E S

Thanks Klas. That's the lowest price I've seen.

This post has gotten to re-listen to Jim Messina and his Jesters. I mentally dismiss them because, even though it was maybe his best work, Jim Messina refuses to acknowledge that he had any connection to these recordings (curiously, he has not done so with his Poco stuff!) I had sorta forgotten just how really good that band was.

Ten songs is hard, though, and mine are all here in this post somewhere. Except for one top-ten that I did not see:

Heartbeat - Avengers VI

Such a simple vamp, but that tune really swings, IMO.

SSIV

LHR
This post has gotten to re-listen to Jim Messina and his Jesters. I mentally dismiss them because, even though it was maybe his best work, Jim Messina refuses to acknowledge that he had any connection to these recordings

Not true - I read an interview with him where he talks about that period quite freely. I even excerpted parts of that interview in another thread - see here - scroll down a bit.

You're probably confusing him with Glenn Frey, who when asked about it said he never played surf music. And he was right! People thought he was the Frey in Messina-Frey songwriting credits, but he wasn't. See the above thread.

Ivan

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ok here's my top ten in no particular order...

1-Maelstrom - Tomorrowmen (No im not kissing ass!!! haha one of my all time faves)

consider it kissed Wink

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Ivan: Well, I'll be. I stand corrected. I had always heard he flatly disavowed this work. And I always thought that was a shame and silly, because they were just teenagers when it was recorded.

SSIV

like y'all, I've got many faves....but right off the top of my head

1) Morpheus - The Toads
2) Margaya - Fender IV
3) Bombora - Original Surfaris
4) Bobby Fuller 4 - Our Favorite Martian
5) Tube City - The Trashmen
6) Hot Doggin - The Astronauts
7) Latin'ia - The Sentinels
8 ) The Wedge - Dick Dale and the Deltones
9) Contact - The Pyramids
10) Pipeline - The Chantays

Well, lessee here:

  1. Walk Dont Run - Ventures
  2. Wrong Planet - LSJ
  3. Matilda - String-a-Longs
  4. Miserlou - Red Elvises
  5. Lonely Girl - Ventures
  6. Pigmy Dance - 50 Foot Combo
  7. Dead Sea Stroll - Atomic Mosquitos
  8. Sunset at the Wedge - Varatones
  9. Bumble Bee Twist - Ventures
  10. Spanish Blue - Longboard Ranch

This is tough. Each of these songs is easily tied with another song I would consider my favorites. 10 is not enough......I could go to 50 pretty easy

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P2gee
Well, lessee here:

  1. Miserlou - Red Elvises

mann that version is freaking awsome! i believe its called surfing in siberia though.

Dannysnyder
consider it kissed Wink

OH is that why we're playing during MBPs break in SF? HAHAHA J/K mann the power of words!!

-Zanti

Been having fun reading this old thread and checking out Spotify to hear other people's lists. Here's mine, not in any order and not quite off the top of my head:

El Gato - The Chandelles
Latini'a - The Sentinals
Miserlou (Greatest Hits 61-75 version) - Dick Dale
Yang Bu - Jim Messina & the Jesters
Psyko - Laika & The Cosmonauts
With No Definite Future And No Purpose Other Than To Prevail Somehow - The Mermen
Varykino Show - The Mermen
Ultimate Wave - Eddie Day
Aunt's Invasion - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
Shockwave - Zorba & The Greeks

I feel like I should make a separate post for the top ten Laika & The Cosmonauts songs, maybe I'll take some time do that in a few weeks.

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Barbwires - La Caja Del Muerto
Mark Brodie & the Beaver Patrol - Bad Hair Day
Eddie and the Showmen - Las Olas
Huntington Cads - Never to Return/New Dimension (tie)
Kill, Baby...Kill! - Love Theme for a Twisted Mind
Man or Astro-man? - As Estrelas Agora Elas Estão Mortas
Mermen - Obsession for Men
Space Cossacks - Apes of Wrath
Ventures - Bulldog (Live in Japan '65)
Volcanos - Coast Highway/Surfin' St. Helens (tie)

Honorable mentions:
Avengers VI - Time Bomb
Chandelles - El Gato

The Squares - 1995-2002
The Mystery Men? - 2012-
MOONBASE - 2012-2017
The KBK - 2017-2022
The Frigidaires 2021-
Southern Surf Stomp!

Well, for today and the forseeable future, these are, by Eddie & the Showmen.

And the Angels Sing
Toes on the Nose
Mr. Rebel
Lanky Bones
Far Away Places
Showmen Stomp
Movin'
We Are the Young
Dark Eyes
Border Town
Scratch
Break Time

Thanks, Eddie, for everything!

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

LHR wrote:

Ivan: Well, I'll be. I stand corrected. I had always heard he flatly disavowed this work. And I always thought that was a shame and silly, because they were just teenagers when it was recorded.

No shit. I, too, was misled by said rumor.

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Esperanza-Dick Dale
Surf Rider-The Lively Ones
Pipeline-The Chantays
Squad Car-Eddie and The Showmen
Rumble at Waikiki-Jon and The Nightriders
Speedboat-The Torquays
El Borracho-The Eliminators
Ewa on The Beach-Frankie and The Pool Boys
Gonzales-The Shadows
Sidewalk Surfin'-Dee Dee Ramone

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