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John Blair Joins the Eliminators!

Submitted by Brian on February 05, 2009.
Surf Scene News
John Blair

Surf guitar legend John Blair of Jon & The Nightriders, who is responsible for starting the second wave of surf music, has joined The Eliminators Surf Band.

Jon & The Nightriders electrified music lovers in 1979 when their maiden effort "Rumble At Waikiki" exploded on to the Hollywood scene and ignited what music historians now call the "second wave," or modern school of rock & roll's first electronic revolution: "instrumental" surf music.

In addition to reintroducing the nearly-forgotten style of guitar-based, instrumental surf music that laid the groundwork in the late 50s and early 60s for heavy metal and fusion styles, Jon & The Nightriders inspired classic "first wave" bands such as The Ventures and Dick Dale to resume touring.

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New McParland Book: REAL GONE GASSERS!

Submitted by Brian on December 22, 2008.
Surf Scene News


Surf and Hot Rod Music LPs of Interest

This book presents the real stories behind some of surf and hot-rod music’s more interesting record albums. In all, over 40 surf and hot-rod music albums are discussed in detail, detail that includes a look at the group/individual responsible, the music recorded, the artwork and any other interesting side stories that are relevant in some form or another to the record album discussed.

Groups featured in this book run the gamut from instrumental surf bands (such as the Tornadoes, Surfaris, Challengers, Pyramids, Sandals, etc.) to vocal ensembles (such as the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Super Stocks, Hondells, Risers, Fantastic Baggys, Roadrunners, etc.) to even Annette Funicello and Candy Johnson!

It is all here … everything you ever wanted to know!

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Happy Bithday Herbert Hooke

Submitted by tired on December 10, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Herbert Hooke aka The Cruncher turns 60 years old (young) today (December 10th)!!!

In my eyes he is one of the most profilic surf music producers of the second and third wave surf music.

All the best to a dear good friend and special human being.


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Induct Link Wray!

Submitted by InductLinkWray on December 06, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Surf Guitar 101 nation, I would like to inform you all of a new site I have begun devoted to getting Link Wray inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is long overdue! We might still be listening to Sh- Boom had Link not come along. Link and so many others from the surf/instro genre belong there. Let's draw attention to our favorite music and get those corporate bastards to take notice. I will forward every 500 signatures to the hall. Eric

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The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 4th Edition is Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on November 13, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Hot off the press, from John Blair:

The new 4th edition of "The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965" is here!
Hundreds of 45s and LPs with labels and album covers in full color. The new edition is 248 pages with a Foreword by Dick Dale. There are Appendixes for compilation albums, movies and documentary soundtracks, and surf music on the Top 100. The new 4th edition also has a greatly expanded index from earlier editions.
Price is $46 plus p/h.  Order up to 3 copies directly at using PayPal or credit card. Email to for price and shipping on quantity orders.

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Pounding Surf - DVD

Submitted by Brian on November 06, 2008.
Surf Scene News
From Paul Johnson's Website:

Pounding Surf - DVD
TWO complete programs on one DVD: The feature-length documentary, A Drummer’s Guide to Surf Music, presents a colorful history of the genre (´60s-to-present day) along with great live performances, interviews with key figures and other special features. A separate program, The Art of Surf Drumming, offers instruction from four top surf drummers.

Please be assured: this package is NOT just for drummers — it’s for everyone who loves good music! What started out as just a simple idea for a “surf drum instruction video” has ended up as a much larger concept...  I was invited into the project early on to contribute guitar parts for the drum lessons; then I was asked to narrate “a bit of history” ... This grew to more ambitious proportions as we began to see the potential for producing a general-interest documentary feature along with the lessons. I was soon co-producing and doing the video editing, and we continued developing and refining the content until we were satisfied that we had compiled the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of this subject that has ever been done.

You´ll see many of the top musicians from the original and present-day scenes, performing and telling stories illustrated with lots of great photos, video clips and graphics from every period. I think it’s safe to say that anyone who views this documentary will gain a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the surf music movement and how it evolved to what it is today!

— PJ

Head on over to Paul's Pounding Surf page and check out a preview clip of the DVD. Read what your fellow SG101'ers are saying about the DVD in this forum thread.

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Shout out to all surfers/musicians

Submitted by surfersearch on September 20, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Hey guys, 

I am a casting director looking for 4 surfers/musicians for a new scripted docu/drama show.  These guys will get to travel, surf, jam, hang out  and avoid the 9-5 lifestyle.   We are holding casting seasons in San Diego and Santa Cruz on the below dates.   You can submit your picture, contact #, location and any links to the following email address: 

If you are in SAN DIEGO and/or  NEIGHBORING SURF SPOTS --- We will be in San Diego this Monday, Sept 22nd and Tuesday Sept 23rd.    You can submit online at the above email for an appt. for Tuesday or you can find us at PB Bar and Grill on Monday from 11-5 pm.  

If you are in SANTA CRUZ and/or up the coast to San Francisco --  We will be in Santa Cruz on Friday Sept 26 and Saturday Sept 27th.  You can submit online at the above email for an appt. for Saturday or you can find us at Coconut Grove on Friday from 12-6.

If you are in other areas please feel free to submit online also for future casting sessions.

Looking for surfers all levels and/or surfers who do and don't play music.  FUN, CHARISMATIC GUYS.    This is a great opportunity.   Hope you'll submit

Have a beautiful day.

Barbara Stordahl
Stordahl and Terry Casting

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thanxx fer the shouts

Submitted by insectsurfer on September 18, 2008.
Surf Scene News

hayy folks

thanxx fer the birthday shout-outs


david arnson

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Pounding Surf DVD Now Available!

Submitted by Brian on August 18, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Image Head on over to and order yourself a copy of the new DVD "Pounding Surf", a combined instructional surf drumming DVD and a documentary on surf music, from the drummer's perspective!

From the website:

"...75 minutes of tips and lessons in The Art of Surf Drumming™ from four great drummers, plus the full-length documentary film A Drummers Guide to Surf Drumming. The project is dedicated to the new torchbearers that are out there every night pushing the boundaries of instrumental surf music  and features talents of some of my favorite Musicians: Tracy and I are joined by drummers Lee Kixx (from the cutting-edge Reventlos) and the incomparable Dusty Watson (of Dick Dale and Slacktone). The all-star live band features classic performances from Paul Johnson, Dave Wronski of Slacktone and Dick Dale bassist Ron Eglit."

See also this forum thread, started by Matt Quilter of the Reventlos, and one of the contributors to this project.

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Sundazed Releases for August, 2008

Submitted by Brian on July 25, 2008.
Surf Scene News
Head on over to Sundazed Music and check out new releases for August 2008 including:

  • Gary Usher - Barefoot Adventure: The 4 Star Sessions
  • Link Wray - White Lightning: Lost Cadence Sessions '58
  • Jerry Cole & His Spacemen - Surf Age
  • Davie Allan & The Arrows - Cycle Breed
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