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Paul Johnson, one of the founders and pioneers of surf music (Mr. Moto anyone?), is having some health problems, and hopefully you've been following along in this forum thread. Recently his daughter Anne setup a GoFundMe Campaign to help with his many expenses. Please consider helping out if you are able to contribute!
Paul has been a champion of and a constant presence at the SurfGuitar101 conventions over the years. Everyone who has attended a convention will remember Paul walking around grinning, giving the thumbs up to the bands, and of course performing tunes from his extensive and amazing catalog. He has contributed many insightful posts to our forums and has written a nice history of surf music which you can go read here.
Everyone at SurfGuitar101 wishes all the best to Paul on his tough road ahead. We can't wait to see him at a future convention!
Satan's Pilgrims - Taco Truck / Neahkahnie 7" (Double Crown)
Satan’s Pilgrims bring you the latest in stereophonic entertainment with their timeless and engaging surf instrumentals “Taco Truck” and “Neahkahnie.” On the A-side, “Taco Truck” transports the listener to a magical place where delicious melodies reverberate from Venice Beach to Cape Cod. Some fear one day there will be a taco truck on every corner, Satan’s Pilgrims welcome that day! The B-Side is a caravan of pleasure with the deliberate and mellow song, “Neahkahnie”—bringing to mind the mysterious siren call of the mountain from which it was named. One part Jorgen Ingmann, one part triple-sec, one part fun!
This record is a co-release between Double Crown Records and Hidden Volume Records, who have wowed the world with their awesome garage, garage punk and (occasional) rock n’ roll instro releases, all packed in exquisite, deluxe sleeves. Recorded and mixed by Satan’s Pilgrims at the Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge, Portland, Ore., mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion. This is available in limited edition green vinyl and black vinyl - get your copy today as this will sell out quickly!
We will also include a limited edition, promotional postcard with every order while supplies last!
Comes with a free download card!
Double Crown Music Club Members: If you would like this sent to you as one of your four Double Crown Music Club releases, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org - please specify if you'd like green or black vinyl (if you don't specify we'll send you green!).
Tracks: Taco Truck - Neahkahnie
Linda and I will be attending the Surf Guitar 101 Convention again this year. It is being held at Alpine Village located in Torrance. We will be there on Saturday the 4th. We will be selling copies of the 3rd edition of Surfiin' Guitars, Surf Raiders CD's and CD's from the 1980's and 1990's. If you have stuff from the Surf Raiders or my book and want autographs, bring it along. There will be some great surf bands at this convention. See you there.
Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention
(Entrée ERCD 2001)
Surf instrumental music, as an art form, was established in the early 1960s by bands such as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, The Chantays, and The Surfaris. That reverbed, guitar-driven instrumental sound blasted out of Southern California over 50 years ago; today, it’s embraced and practiced by hundreds of bands in this country and around the world.
Every summer for the last 10 years, the Surf Guitar 101 Convention has attracted a great many fans to Southern California for a three-day feast of surf music. The event includes dozens of vendors selling CDs, t-shirts, and all sorts of swag related to surf music. The event not only celebrates the music, it also brings together many of those who habit the social networking website, www.surfguitar101.com (after which the Convention was named). It’s a time to renew old friendships and make new ones.
The big draw each year, however, are the many surf instrumental bands invited from all over the country AND the world to perform. The 2017 event featured some of the best surf bands from Southern California that included Outerwave, The Volcanics, The Tequila Worms, Par Avion, and The Insect Surfers (originally formed in 1979, this group is recognized as the longest running modern surf instrumental band). The rest of the country was represented by The Mystery Men (from Georgia), The Atomic Mosquitos (from Washington D.C.), The Exotics (from Wisconsin), and The Madeira (from Indiana).
Since this music has become truly universal, the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention also featured The Kilaueas and The El Caminos. These two bands, from Germany and Japan, respectively, prove that surf instrumental music is not only loved and accepted on the other side of the planet, but the reverence that exists for the music’s traditional sound and style transcends language and cultural barriers.
In 2017, the event attracted the attention of three-time Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Mark Linett, who recorded Friday and Saturday night’s shows, and mixed and produced the tracks. Those performances are represented on the new compilation CD from Entrée Records, “Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention.”
The worldwide release date for this CD is 7 August. However, copies will be available at a special price for this year's SG101 Convention on 4 August.
Please tune in to Fiberglass Jungle at www.luxuriamusic.com live at 2PM PST on Saturday, Feb. 24 and help show your support for Surf instrumental radio! I can only participate in the drive one show this year due to prior obligations (the Tikiyaki 10th anniversary show), so it is all the more important that people tune in this Saturday!
I'll have more exclusive premiums than ever before including vinyl, CDs, magazines, books, Tiki mugs, private concerts, and guest-hosting spots!
For quick reference, here's what time it will be in other parts of the world:
Austin, Mexico City, San Jose, Chicago, Saskatoon 4PM
Asbury Park, New York City, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal 5PM
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago 7PM
London, Dublin, Glasgow 10PM
Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Livorno, Madrid, Oslo, Stockholm, Zagreb 11PM
Athens, Helsinki, Kyiv 12 Midnight
St. Petersburg 1AM Feb. 25
Bandung 5AM Feb. 25
Perth 6AM Feb. 25
Tokyo 7AM Feb. 25
Sydney, Melbourne 9AM Feb. 25
Wellington 11AM Feb. 25
If you can't tune in live but would still like to donate, send me a PM and we can make it happen!
Sincere thanks in advance for showing your support not just for Surf instrumental radio, but for the global Surf instrumental scene in general!
Happy New Year Everyone! Lake Effect Reverb is on WJCU 88.7fm Saturday 09:00-11:00 est. I play a lot of surf on the show and if you're in a band that has something on bandcamp let me know. I also have a page "Lake Effect Reverb" on Facebook to get a hold of me. Thank you.
After many years of muttered threats and garbled incoherencies, David Arnson (me) of Insect Surfers has released an 18-page coloring book, 'Insect Surfers & Alien Allies'. Pictures range from well, insects surfing (and playing guitar, pictured here), to bizarre and fanciful extraterrestrial landscapes. First hundred copies are all autographed and I'm happy to personalize any for you, too. Use this link below if you wish to order, and note that POSTAGE IS INCLUDED in the price.
I was busting my nuts trying to get this out BEFORE the holiday season, but various printer bugaboos were against me. Of course, this is a timeless gift, anyway,right?!
I know I don't contribute much here, but as a member of the surf music and surf drumming community for 30+ years I figured it was ok to post this.
On 11/25/17, while playing a gig with my band the New Shockwaves, I suffered cardiac arrest and died slumped over my kit. I was quickly attended to with CPR [from my ex-girlfriend and still friend] and then by the 911 team that arrived. I was brought back to life, so I'm still around to tell this story. I've been in the hospital since, and on Monday 12/11/17 I will have my Mitral heart valve repaired. If repairing it doesn't work then I'll get a new mechanical valve installed. I'm also getting a defibrillator installed. I will be better than new at this point once I recover from the surgery.
I look forward to getting back on the kit and continuing to play for both the New Shockwaves and Fascinating Creatures Of The Deep.
Finally, a friend of mine started a GoFundMe page to help cover medical expenses. (I also can accept PayPal at email@example.com). I have no expectations from anyone, but I will put it out there nonetheless.
Surf's still up!
Dutch surfpunx Aloha Sluts just released 'Let's get Wild' on the legendary psychobilly label Tombstone Records Holland (Guanabatz, Space Cadets, Nekromantix, Demented Are Go). The album contains the complete 'Return of the Sluts' session, plus some previous unreleased live recordings, demo-takes and more... all remastered to blow up your speaker set! 666% Surfabilly! If ya into Link Wray? Git it!
I host "Lake Effect Reverb" on WJCU FM 88.7 Saturday morning from 09:00-11:00 ET. I usually do a 2 or 3 sets of surf music every week. You can listen online if you're not in the Cleveland OH area (most of you aren't) at wjcu.org. If you're in a band and have a release on bandcamp let me know and I'll probably pick it up.