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Archive for January, 2016

Long Beach Post features Will Glover of The Pyramids

Check out this great feature on Will Glover of the legendary 60's surf band The Pyramids in the Long Beach Post.

Stompin' with The Pyramids, Long Beach's Legendary Surf Band: Guitarist Will Glover Remembers

Thanks to Danny Snyder for alerting us to this article.


VENTURES French Tribute Band LES VENTURAS !!

Here it is !! For the first time in France !! A tribute band of THE VENTURES !!! Big Grin

Les Venturas:


Schlicktown Surf CD by The Cruncher

The Cruncher's new CD “Schlicktown Surf” was released on January 11th and since then Herbert has mailed copies to friends and distributors.

In America it will be availabe from DWM Music (http://www.dwmmusic.com/), in England from BIM BAM Records (http://www.bim-bam.com/), in Germany from CD-Import + Versand International, Walter Bubenzer (e-mail: WBubenzer@t-online.de) and Kamikaze Records (http://www.kamikaze-records.de/shop/home.cfm), or write directly to info@thecruncher-reverb.de.

You will get 20 instrumentals between 1.46 and 5.46 minutes long. The total playing time is 60.21 minutes.

There are happy go lucky tunes like Pow Wow, El Azul, Going Back to Memphis,Flash Flood, High Octane or Jezebel.

Squad Car is not the Eddie Bertrand´s tune but one of Don Cole - the original I have never heard I have to confess! The same is to Surfer´s Blues written by Les Green.

Some tunes are played in a Duane Eddy twangy guitar sound with additional saxophone, piano. organ or even strings.

There are tunes where you sit and say – “wow, I have to listen carefully what the Cruncher did here”. Tracks like the spacy sounding “Skyrider”, Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit” or the classic “Don't Be Cruel”. Forget about the lyrics in your ear and just listen to these great instrumental versions!!

As Herbert is not only a guitarist but also a producer and arranger in some cases (“Genesis” or ”My Hometown” – his own composition) he tried to find out how many instruments and sounds he could add to the tune and how it sounds afterwards. I am waiting for the public reactions to these efforts.

IMHO this is the Crunchers most sophisticated music output so far. My favorites are Taboo, White Rabbit, Skyrider.

Ruediger

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New Dimensions Documentary Update & Call for Fans

Hello everyone! I have an update on the New Dimensions film project that we first found out about in this news story. I've been contacted by Patricia La Marr, one of the producers on the project. Patricia and her team are looking for fans who saw the band back in the 60's who would like to be interviewed for the film. It's best if you live in California, but if you don't, other arrangements can be made. Please contact Patricia using the information below:

Patricia La Marr - Executive Producer
info@tru-talent.com
Phone #: (916)502-7068
Website: www.ncfc.media

Patricia has also given me a link to the film's trailer for us to checkout. The video is currently password protected; please use the password cowabunga to watch.

Finally I have included at the bottom of this story the film's treatment, which should give you a flavor of the film to come. I'm very excited about this project and hope to learn more about this incredible surf band. Please contact Patricia if you have anything to contribute to this very cool project!

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Aloha Sluts new EP on vinyl - Out now!

Tombstone Records Holland presents the new Aloha Sluts EP, on 7" vinyl exclusively!

A bit delayed, but worth the wait!

4 Songs, raw, loud and stompin' surfabilly! Produced by Sven Lens (from the the Snoop Dogg / Willie Nelson hit 'Be my Medicine') at As Loud As studio in Amsterdam.
Cover drawing by the amazing Shawn Dickinson.

www.alohasluts.com / alohasluts@gmail.com

Retailers contact: tombstoneholland@hotmail.com

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B11 released "Surf My Spy"

Released 12/9/2015

"Surf My Spy" is B11's third release.

All original instrumental journey telling the dramatic story of a Space Age spy.

"Space Age Tragedy"​ - This melody will take you to a time when everyday objects were designed as pieces of art. It is another one to add to the "dramatic adventure in 12/8", a B11 specialty.

"Spooky Soca Surf" - a new genre is born! Surf music with a latin flavor girls can strip to! You're welcome! A Halloween favorite as well! Featuring all minor chords for complete spookiness and not a glimpse of hope: you drown in reverb of horror and tremble with fear from the pulsating tremolo. Features an appearance by Satan himself. He deceives with some funky lines at first before revealing what he came for... Luckily our spy has a vehicle at her disposal:

"Surf My Spy" - a rocking surf number. Our spy survived the Space Age Tragedy, beat the crap out of Satan, and surfed free into the cosmos! Hooray!

Boyan Hristov - all music, arrangements, guitars and bass, recording engineer, mixing, artwork concept
Mike Levesque - drums
Tom Appleman - bass on "Space Age Tragedy"
John Escobar - recording engineer (drums), audio editing
Carlos Valenzuela - artwork
Teodora Hristov - graphic design
Scott Craggs - Mastering

Produced by Boyan Hristov (ASCAP) © ℗ 2015

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THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA "To Mega Surf"

AVAILABLE!!!

THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA: "To Mega Surf"

Reissue of our first 2 albums : "Power Surf Orchestra" (2009) + "Dogs of the Seas" (2011) + Take One Session Bonus

Picture Vinyl 12" / limited in 300 copies

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Surfin' Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties 3rd edition now available

Robert J. Dalley Publications proudly announces the release of Surfin' Guitars Instrumental Surf bands Of The Sixties. The printed 3rd edition is available on Amazon Create. You may order a copy at: https://createspace.com/5862474 for $59.95 plus shipping. This 420 page tome, regarded by many as the “bible of surf music”, has been fully revised and expanded to 59 surf groups from the 1960’s including Manuel & the Renegades, New Dimensions, Newport Nomads, Rhythm Kings, Surf Teens, Teenbeats, Trademarks, Vara-Tones, Velvetones and Zorba & the Greeks. Most of the photos, record LP covers, 45rpm labels and posters are now in color. Surfin' Guitars will soon be available to download as an E-book.

Thanks to all of you for your support, patience, suggestions and other contributions you have provided over the years since my book was first published in 1988. Enjoy and keep surf music alive!