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Archive for May, 2012

Shrunken Head Lounge E-Newsletter 5.18.12

Hello Surf Friends,

NOW AVAILABLE for download... Show #36 Parts 1 & 2

  • Jimmy Gordon Recommended Part 2
  • Exclusive Interview with The Asylum Gypsies Surf Band

The show is scheduled to premier this Sunday May 20th on http://www.wfte.org at 8-9pm ET. Log on early to grab a live stream! Also available on podcast at http://theshrunkenheadlounge.com and iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shrunken-head-lounge/id455525780.

We'd like to welcome our new affiliate: Solid Gold 14k. Ask about our advertising opportunities and thanks again for your support in keeping surf music going strong! Thanks, Noodles DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge

http://theshrunkenheadlounge.com
Sponsored by Double Crown Records


Surf Music Legend Merrell Fankhauser Releases Definitive Collection 'The Best Of' Two-CD Set

Surf Music Legend Merrell Fankhauser Releases Definitive Collection 'The Best Of' Two-CD Set

Featuring 32 tracks – over 90 minutes of music!

4/28/2012 - London, UK – Music collectors worldwide rejoice! Legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Merrell Fankhauser, who has led one of the most diverse careers in music, has released for the first time a new compilation 'The Best Of' two-CD set on UK's Gonzo MultiMedia. Featuring vintage tracks, hard to find gems and unreleased material, Merrell Fankhauser's 'The Best Of' is sure to please the most avid fan. Merrell Fankhauser is considered one of the main innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock, and is widely known as the leader of the instrumental group The Impacts who had the international hit “Wipeout”. His travels from Hollywood to his 15 year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the US and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 300 songs published and released.

“Merrell Fankhuaser 'The Best Of' is my first retrospective, a 2-CD set with songs from 1963 to now. It was a difficult task to pick a group of songs from nearly forty albums – I found a few unreleased gems along the way.” - Merrell Fankhuaser

Merrell Fankhauser 'The Best Of' features tracks spanning the majority of the music legend's extraordinary career; featuring Merrell And The Exiles (1963-64), Fapardokly (1966), Merrell And HMS Bounty (1968), MU (1971-74), and solo (1976-2011) including several unreleased recordings. Many tracks included on this compilation are hard to find, highly sought after, collector's items that have been out of print for many years, making Merrell Fankhauser 'The Best Of' the definitive collection.

Merrell Fankhauser has presented a number of television programs over the years including 'California Music', 'Route 66 TV Live', and in 2001 he began hosting a music show called 'Tiki Lounge' that airs on the California Central Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and parts of the East Coast. 'The Best Of The Tiki Lounge' volumes 1&2 DVDs feature highlights from Merrell's cable TV show and is also available now on Gonzo MultiMedia UK. 


To purchase Merrell Fankhauser 'Best Of Tiki Lounge' DVDs:www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15360

Visit the official Merrell Fankhauser website at www.merrellfankhauser.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@cs.com