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I just discovered that somebody shot videos of the some of the seminars from the SurferJoe Festival 2014, so you can now learn everything about playing surf music directly from Dusty, Lorenzo, Dave and last but not least Mr. Paul Johnson himself. Enjoy!
Lorenzo on surf drumming (demonstrating the legendary Astronauts Beat)
Dusty Watson on Drumming
Dusty Watson and Dave Wronski on playing together
Paul Johnson on surf guitar Part1
Paul Johnson on surf guitar Part2
Dave Wronski on surf guitar
Hear the complete show of the Brazilian band THE GASOLINES at the Instrumental Sesc Brasil. GASOLINES is a Brazilian Surf Music institution. The band mixed Surf with latin rhythms. AMAZING BAND!!!
The first albuns are more classic style. The new stuff is more "crazy", mixed a lot of influences.
Here the link of the show : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GMyi7w3SB0 Here some links of old stuff :
This year's mp3 compilation is now completed. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Just like in prior years I have placed a copy on archive.org for easier access. You can stream or download the entire collection here:
SurfGuitar101.com 2014 MP3 Compilation on Archive.org
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!
With your help we are hoping to return to Italy to play for the first time since the 90s. Airfare is extremely expensive for five of us, and since we don't all live in the same state anymore or play regularly together, we need your help to make this dream of ours a reality while making it possible to see our overseas fans, friends and family and to release unreleased and obscure material.
When you back the project at a $30 level, you'll get a 26 song cd months before it is officially released. That's about $1.15 a song-not very much more than the average song download price! You'll get our very first basement recordings that were only released on a cassette in Portland. You'll get never before heard songs like "Mr. Beatle" and "One Potato, Two Potato" and others. You'll get to hear rare numbers like "Nowheresville" that only appeared on a local cassette compilation with Eliot Smith and the NW rocker, "House Party", plus lots if other non-album tracks from the 90s and a couple of live ones from the SG101 Convention in 2011. We've been working really hard to make this a cool collection that would be a nice reward for backing our project, along with the other new items we have as rewards. We want you to be a part of it and be the first kids on the block to have the new release by Satan's Pilgrims, "Frankenstomp". Thank you!
Reverberati - Combat Surf CD (Double Crown Records)
Reverberati were an Italian surf/instro band that lasted just a short period of time, but created a bit of buzz. This amazing 10 song CD, with one untitled bonus track, saw limited release a few years ago as a CD-R. Sadly, it didn't get wider distribution at the time, but we're here to fix that situation. The four-piece combo really ripped it up in the studio, laying down a steller set of recordings featuring the talents of Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini on drums. But let's not forget the crunchy, reverby twin guitar attack of Fufu or Claude, or the low, driving bass of Falo. Great performances and songwriting abound. Of course, coming from Italy, you know there's gotta be a spaghetti western influence as well, most notably shown with the tune "Zako". Cover art comes from the always amazing Fred Lammers.
Tracks: Combat Surf - Re-Verse - 77 - Rotowash - Zako - Reverbero Twist - Roadster - Fishbone - Los Gatos - The Grand Duel - Untitled
Reverberati - Combat Surf CD - DCCD59 - $12.75 Click To Order From Double Crown Records
Now is your chance to own an official SurfGuitar101.com t-shirt designed by the legendary Fred Lammers! Multiple sizes are available in the following styles: men's, women's, and a men's long sleeve.
To reserve your shirt visit the SG101 Teespring page!
We are using Teespring to produce the shirt, and the shirts will only be produced if enough people reserve orders. Please see the Teespring FAQ for any questions if you've never used them before. The campaign will run until mid-December, and if successful, the design will be sent to the printers then. A short time later the shirts will ship to you.
If you have any questions, leave a comment or visit this forum thread.
"WaveSauce has the best use of the Theremin ever seen! Best thing to
happen to surf music since Man or Astroman." - Audio Gasoline
Wavesauce is a Portland based band entertaining audiences with their intriguing and dynamic interpretations of surf, spyfi, and Amercian pulp. Technically an instrumental band, WaveSauce employs the sounds of a Theremin to fill the role traditionally met by a lead vocalist.
Their new album, "Stop Go!" offers a unique sound that is cornered by a driving rhythm section, locked to create a backdrop appropriate for classic cruisin'. This groove is synced with solid rhythm guitar, which capably bursts into the foreground with sonic leads throughout the varied tracks. Capped by the beautiful and haunting melodies of the Theremin, the result provides the listeners with the sensation of hopping on a board to catch a gentle wave, only to find themselves blasted into another cosmic dimension. When "Stop Go!" hits the turntable, hold on tightly to the mothership, and simply enjoy the ride.
"Stop Go!" was recorded and mixed by Carlos Severe Marcelin at "House of Tomato Studios" and consists of original material and covers. Entering the recording process, the primary goal of the band was to capture the energy and spirit of their live performance. WaveSauce believes "Stop Go!" successfully achieves this goal.
For further information about the band, release party tickets, and purchasing the CD, visit www.wavesauce.com. Analog Café & Theater is located at 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon, and online at www.analogpdx.com.
Just announced! Alameda, CA surf rock trio Aloha Screwdriver's 4-song 7" record is now available direct from the band and through Double Crown Records.
The record is pressed on purple vinyl, and like all our previous releases it was recorded live to tape and mixed to tape for an unmistakeable analog sound.
The songs are vinyl-exclusive, so don't hold your breath for an iTunes or Spotify version. A streaming version of the first song can be heard here.
Original artwork by Christine Benjamin.
1. The Calamari Kid
2. The Dead Line
3. It Fell From Earth
4. One Hearse Town
The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD (Double Crown)
It's the 2nd full-length CD by The Shockwave!, a Finland based 4-piece that has recorded an (inter)stellar set of instrumental rock n' roll tunes, with a couple of covers that will appeal to fans of pop music from the 80's (Cyndi Lauper & A-ha). Their debut was released by Gas/Goofin' Records, and won the band a legion of fans all over the globe. This release takes their sound even further, embracing modern and traditional surf, as well as the beloved Rautalanka sound of their home country. The cover artwork for this digipak was created by the incomparable Fred Lammers.
Pre-Order Now: Official Release Date is November 8th. CDs will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members right away.
Tracks: Golden Gambler - Gasping Runner - Contact! - After Stormy Weather - She Bop - Space Glider - Shock A Go Go - Penetration From Space - 5th Floor - Suon Kulkija - Flow Waves - Take On Me - Nightwalker
The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD - DCCD58 - $12.75 Pre-Order From Double Crown Records