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Lost Acapulco, The Phantom Four, Bang! Mustang! and The Good The Bad added to the line up.
Today the final names have been announced for the North Sea Surf Festival, the first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. Lost Acapulco from Mexico City will be headlining this year´s edition of the festival and will be performing in The Netherlands for the very first time. Furthermore Danish band The Good The Bad and Bang! Mustang! from Leipzig have been added to the line up. The Phantom Four will be performing as well, celebrating the release of their new instrumental album “Murakkam”. Together with The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas, Pirato Ketchup and Bevel Emboss the line up for the North Sea Surf Festival on September 14th inAmsterdam is now complete.
Several dj´s from widely acclaimed underground parties like Amsterdam Beatclub, Naald & Kraak and Club Rockula will be spinning the best vinyl from the 50´s and 60´s, adding some beat, garage, rock ´n´ roll, ska and Northern soul to the mix. Melkweg Cinema will be showing surf movies that will be announced at a later stage. Together with the presence of a cocktailbar and a record store with collectable surf vinyl and cd´s this will make for a unique surf experience. All in all the festival offers a very divers program and with the coming of Lost Acapulco, The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas and Bang! Mustang! the North Sea Surf Festival will be host to four renowned surf bands that have never played in The Netherlands before.
In honour of the glorious basterd Quentin Tarantino on his 50th birthday and on reflection of his extensive groundbreaking work to date, The Good the Bad made a parody of the opening scene of Inglorious Basterds, inserting Tarantino film references as Christoph Waltz presides over his 50th birthday celebrations. Consider it a ligh-hearted gift to Quentin on his special day.
Also as a special experiment TGTB looked at rescoring some less obvious scenes from Kill Bill, Django Unchained and Death Proof with some TGTB music, as a tribute to Tarantino and his inspiration. You too can enjoy our tracks set to QT's films and even download the three songs for free at our website. Enjoy!
The Good The Bad have announced new bundle deals to celebrate the re-release of their previously sold out debut album "From 001 To 017".
Additionally, all three albums are now available in a CD Digipak trilogy for £29+postage.
Here's some reviews of the latest album, released in October 2012:
The Good The Bad and Stray Cat Records are pleased to announce the long awaited album release of "From 034 To 050", available on iTunes and online store from Monday 8th October 2012.
A video promo for the lead track from the album '034' has also just launched.
A limited edition run of white 12" WHITE vinyl is now available to pre-order HERE.
Also available on CD digipak with Exclusive artwork by Esther Wauters is available to pre-order HERE.
You can also pre-order the album through iTunes (Europe) HERE.
Featuring 17 tracks, here's the full tracklisting:
Instrumental Danish psych-surf trio The Good The Bad jetted into Austin, Texas to play eight showcases in and around SXSW in March, and played a very special show in collaboration with Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist of the MC5.
On their last USA tour in 2010, The Good The Bad embellished their affiliation with the Jail Guitar Doors charity (having previously appeared on the soundtrack of the charity’s ‘Breaking Rocks’ documentary), as the band played alongside Billy Bragg, Chris Shiflett
(Foo Fighters) and Wayne Kramer (MC5) at the Strummerville/Jail Guitar Doors showcase.
Upon seeing them for first time, Wayne Kramer described The Good The Bad as “an incredible new band” and this time around, both joined forces and locked axes together at Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social 10th Anniversary show at Threadgills, Friday 16th March to play 'Kick Out The Jams'.
View video here.
Later that evening, Wayne Kramer led the charge at the Jail Guitar Doors official showcase at the Swan Dive with Tom Morello and other special guests. Jail Guitar Doors is a non-profit program that provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners.
“Jail Guitar Doors is the loudest charity on earth.” Wayne Kramer
Danish surf rock trio The Good The Bad release their new single '023' in February, accompanied by a new film directed by Jeppe Kostrup, who infamously created the previous TGTB video hit '030'. A video teaser of the new '023' video is now online on the bands youtube channel.
'023' sees TGTB delve into harder surf riffs than ever before, coupled with their customary short and sharp twists and accompanied by lions and war cries as backing vocals. The full '023' video will be launched on January 4th, with the full single unveiled on Febrary 13th.
'030' is now on the brink of 3 million views and is viewable here.
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