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After thinking about it for quite a long time, Martin Schmidt aka Rob Razorblade or The Incredible Mr. Smith finally did it!
He wrote a book about Surf Guitar that explains the style in details.
Here's what you can expect:
You want to play in the cool, twangy style of Dick Dale, Paul Johnson, John Blair and modern-day surfers like Dave Wronski? This book shows you how to do it!
Learn the basic techniques of surf music!
Get new ideas how to vary your melodies and write your own surf song!
Learn 20 surf songs from Jon & The Nightriders, The Insect Surfers, The Torquays, Slacktone & The Razorblades note for note!
All songs in tab and notation plus play along and backing tracks for download!
There's a startnext campaign to support the book and pay for the print and layout costs.
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More info and preorder here:
While the Razorblades are taking a break from the road and work on their next album, Rob Razorblade aka Martin Schmidt is busy with side projects and studio work.
The first CD of MR.SMITH & THE JAZZ POLICE is out since March 1st, 2019!
Guitar jazz with some twang...
You can also stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and all the other sites.
Alos available is the first album of THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS!
15 TV and movuie themes played in a twangy way – featuring Rob, Ralph, Rizzo and Mr. Lars Schurse
Also available in the shop and soon out on all the digital sites!
The Razorblades turn 15 this year and there's gonna be a great birthday party in Wiesbaden!
Here are the details
THE RAZORBLADES 15th anniversary show
Dec 2 2017 at Kreativfabrik Wiesbaden (Germany)
Doors 8 PM
Entry Fee: 10 €
Show starts at 9 PM
THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS
Drop by, if you can!
It’s the 15th anniversary of THE RAZORBLADES!
For your entertainment, we release a 7 track with EP with some songs from our favourite bands played in THE RAZORBLADES style. Tracks from the Cure, Slade, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and a few others.
The album called 15 YEARS IN THE VAN comes in a stylish foldout cover in 7’’ vinyl style, along with the very first sticker from THE RAZORBLADES and the classic skull button in military green.
It's a limited fans only release and will only be available on our website at the shows and a few selected mailorders…no Spotify, iTunes or Amazon.
Order it https://www.therazorblades.de/shop/ for 10 €
As a special offer, you can order any other item along with the new EP and get it for 20 €…wether it’s a T-Shirt, a CD, a Vinyl LP… Just use the new EP + something else button in the webshop.
The new album of THE RAZORBLADES, Germany's wildest surf band
NEW SONGS FOR THE WEIRD PEOPLE is out now!
17 songs, 12'' Vinyl or CD and digital
or download on iTunes or stream on Spotify!
Tour is in full flight, check all the dates here:
The Razorblades release their sixth album
NEW SONGS FOR THE WEIRD PEOPLE
on April 8 2016.
17 songs, twangy, reverby guitar plus some singing, punk and new wave influences and more
To celebrate the release their will be a festival in Wiesbaden/Germany on March 19 with some friends of THE RAZORBLADES. European tour start right afterwards!
Check the album trailer out here:
The super fast, high energetic surf punk combo from Germany releases album No 5!
Snapshots from The Underground is packed with twangy guitars, punk rock energy, feedback noises and eclectic songwriting...influences range from surf master Dick Dale to New Wave pioneers The Cure, Alternative Rockers Rowland S. Howard and Dinosaur JR. to noise masters Sonic Youth. Put a little singing on top and you get a surf album that sounds VERY different from the usual trad sound.
Hope you enjoy it!
You can buy the CD from
12'' Vinyl is also available directly from www.therazorblades.de
Time flies! THE RAZORBLADES, Germany’s fastest,wildest (and maybe loudest) surf punk trio turns 10 years old in 2012! In the last decade, the band from Wiesbaden, Germany released four albums, shared the stage with the Peacocks, Turbo ACs, Fifty Foot Combo, Slacktone and Los Straitjackets and played more than 300 concerts in Europe and the USA.
Time to have a party!
Who: THE RAZORBLADES + THE PHANTOM FOUR
Where: Schlachthof Wiesbaden http://www.schlachthof-wiesbaden.de/
Doors Open: 20.00
…sound like Dick Dale on speed, the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack in turbo mode, like a car chase on Highway 101 with loud punk rock on the radio, 120 mph and no seat belt attached. The three piece from Wiesbaden,Germany combines the classic sities surf sound with neck breaking speed, wild feedback noise and a colorful range of influences. You can hear the American power pop of the Cute Lepers as well as Agent Orange’s West Coast Punk,and the Ska of The Specials. A fun evening is guaranteed!
THE PHANTOM FOUR
Phantom Frank conquered The Netherlands with surfband The Treble Spankers in the late 90's. In the slipstream of the success of Pulp Fiction the band scored an airplayhit with Red Hot Navigator, played all major festivals in The Netherlands and sold 25.000 albums. Since 2005 Phantom Frank plays all over The Netherlands with his new band The Phantom Four. The band opened for Dick Dale, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, G. Love & Special Sauce, and plays at major festivals like Lowlands and Paaspop.
Tune in to the Shrunken Head Lounge this Sunday Oct 9 8-9pm for a cool new show.
Part 1: Surf Music for Lovers Only.
Part 2: my interview with Germany's top surf band - The Razorblades.
www.wfte.org - get online early to claim a stream - they are limited to 50 broadband and 50 dial-up!!!