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New Dick Dale Reissues Now Available at Sundazed

Sundazed is now listing several more Dick Dale Capitol records reissues as now available on their site! That's right, you can finally pick up Checkered Flag, Mr. Eliminator, and Summer Surf on CD for the first time ever. Sundazed previously released the landmark King of the Surf Guitar record a few months back, and if these new releases have the same quality packaging and liner notes, they are bound to be winners!

New from El Ray!

I just got word from El Ray that they have a new 10" record called Holiday on Ice and a new best-of called HIGHWAVE TO HELL - 23 golden hits 2001-2006! If you haven't heard these guys before I highly recommend you check them out. I have their Tick...Tick...Tick CD and I love it. They play a very explosive and edgy brand of surf that will make you wanna jump up and smash stuff!

Holiday On Ice

Swamp Coolers Get Some Ink

The Swamp Coolers will be kicking out the jams and cranking up our Fender amps July 12 at The Loft in Tempe from 7-8:30 PM. 420 S. Mill Ave. We hope to see you there! Chris Hansen Orf, from the The East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.), wrote a nice article about The Swamp Coolers in the current issue of Get Out Magazine. You can check it out at

The Volcanos at Autorama on YouTube!

Midwest_Surf_Guy has graciously posted a batch of surf slammin' video clips from Detroit's Volcanos, including several new originals. The guys were playing at Detroit's Autorama car show. Head on over to this forum thread to see the complete list. In the meantime, enjoy this new original, Side Swipe!

Los Straitjackets Summer Camp!

"A select few journeyed to Spain with Los Straitjackets. Hundreds surfed to Baja with Los Straitjackets and the Ventures. Now we bring you the best rock and roll vacation yet! Los Straitjackets Rock ‘N Roll Summer Camp. Three days and nights of twangtastic guitars, dancing Pontanis, rock en espanol and midnight jam sessions all in the beautiful environment of The Catskill Mountains."

Wow, a rock-n-roll summer camp with Los Straitjackets! What a brilliant idea! Head on over to for the details.

Eddie Bertrand Live at HBISM!!!

Surfin Sundays Concert June 10th from 1 to 3 pm
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92648
SoundWaves & 60's Guest Legend Eddie Bertrand (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen)

After a lengthy hiatus venturing into various types of music Eddie Bertrand has decided to make a comeback to his old favorite surf music scene.  He told me on the phone the other day his friends have been bugging him to pick his old guitar and get back to playing the music that made him popular. Eddie was friends with the late SoundWaves drummer Jim Rudnick who passed away very recently after losing his battle with cancer.  The SoundWaves have been after him to play with them at the museum and he finally agreed.  He was most humble when I told him not a Surfin Sundays gig goes by that he isn't mentioned or a couple of his songs played. He didn't think anyone even remembered him let alone play the songs such as "Squad Car" & "Mr. Rebel" that he created and made popular.  Maybe some of you know but most of us don't that the siren on "Squad Car" was originally invented on the mouthpiece of a saxophone, not the guitar.  He got interested in playing with the SoundWaves because he and Jim were close friends who clicked together like bread and butter.

HBISM has the exclusive on Eddie's grand comeback during his special legendary guest performance with the SoundWaves. We at HBISM are STOKED about Eddie's comeback and invite you to join us in celebration of his success and pay respects to Jim while enjoying great music and it's all free. Eddie is a great guy and we wish him well.

Question about JBL Clones?

Has anyone had any experience with the new Eminence Commonwealth 12's or 15's?

According to one source (supposedly an Eminence rep ) they are meant to sound like the JBL E120.

Although familiar with the D120F and D130F, I 'm not familiar with the "E" series.  What are the sound differences between "E" and "D" series?

How close do the Commonwealths come to the traditional sound of the D120F's and D130F's ? 

How do they compare to the Weber High Power California D120F and D130F  clones which I understand are very good.  It is worth noting that the Commonwealths' have the traditional JBL 4 inch voice coil, high power handling capability (225 watts), and are less expensive than the Webers ( $135 and $150 each).

Link Wray Tribute @ Duff's Garage Portland, Or

Friday May 4, 2007

8 top Portland guitar players do nothing but Link Wray tunes! Featuring Jon Koonce, Harley James, Ian Miller, Matt Planck, Jon Wallace, Kyle Alaniz and others.

Duff's Garage 1635 SE 7th (@ Market) Portland, OR 97214 Phone .. 503.234.BEER

$5 showtime 9:30pm

Barris Kustom's Star Cars DVD featuring The Nebulas

After 2 or 3 years in the making, the new George Barris' Star Cars of the 50s & 60s DVD is out now featuring an all-Nebulas soundtrack.  Hear the "King of Kustomizers" describe how he created some of the most famous kustom cars in film/television history and see footage of these cars in aktion...The Batmobile,  the Munster Koach and Grandpa's 'Drag-u-la," The Voxmobile, Paul Revere and the Raiders Coach, the 49 Merc from "Rebel Without a Cause," plus cars from Running Wild, Hot Rod Gang and High School Confidential just to name a few....all choreographed to your favorite out-of-print Nebulas songs (from Nebula One), although there are some songs from our second album on there, too.  Who would have thunk that "Supernova" would someday be featured as the soundtrack to a DVD menu??    More info on the DVD can be found here:



HEY CHECK OUT GET THREE COFFINS READY! "The Members Of "Get Three Coffins Ready" Cull From Years Of Stage Experience As Well As Countless Hours Of Devouring All Things Pop Culture To Create A Sound That's As Innovative And Original, Yet Eerily Familiar All At The Same Time. The Band Uses Elements Of Surf, Country, Garage Rock, And Rockabilly All Filtered Through A Sparce And Direct Punk Rock Approach That Leaves No Room For Bullsh*t. The Songs Range From Dust-Covered Spaghetti Western Scorchers, To Dreamy Reverb Surf Meditations, Gritty Garage Pop To 60's Style Motorcycle Rock. And All The While Keep It Quick And Calculated. This Cannon Is Aimed At The Dance Floor, So No Vocal Disruptions Or Wanking Allowed. Their Love Of Movies, Television, And Comic Books Is As Much A Part Of The Band As Their Extensive Musical Knowledge, And Their Music Sometimes Feels Like The Sonic Equivalent Of A Dusty 8mm Film Playing On A Yellowed Screen. But Without Warning They Can Whip It Back To A Rock & Roll Revival Camp Complete With Sweat And Beer. As A Band It's All About Excitement. To Witness Their Live Show Is To Understand, Here Is A Band That Loves Rock & Roll As A Culture, Not As Some Specific Genre. Don't Miss Them In Your Town." - Adam Hester-2005

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