Category Archives: Surf pop

SONG OF THE DAY Father John Misty – Funny Girl

In the past I’ve dabbled with some of Father John Misty’s ever-engaging creations, but have really taken to his latest single, Funny Girl! With its classic, orchestral-adorned and rather lavish crooner sound, I love the delight of the music, verses … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Dragons – Elephant Stomp

If the groove to this little slinker doesn’t get you, I don’t know what will! This hot little surf-rock stomper is such an ear butterfly!! Released on Capitol Records in 1964, Elephant Stomp was the b-side to its equally ear-bending … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dengue Fever – March of the Balloon Animals

As a piece of music on its own, today’s song is a curious offering of the cosmic kind! Group it together in the album it comes from and a story unfolds, for this makes up part of a soundtrack, specially … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Avengers VI – Heartbeat

The Avengers VI were a clean-cut surf band from Anaheim, California., whose one and only album, Real Cool Hits, was issued in 1966 as a promo for Good Humor ice cream. The group’s name wasn’t even mentioned on the cover … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Tarantulas – Tarantula

It’s time to hop into that dream-world car, start the engine and let it roar as you hit the accelerator and let the world disappear in a haze behind you! There’s nothing like a little escapism and today’s little flight … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Rumblers – Bugged

Naming themselves after Link Wray’s 1958 hit, Rumble, The Rumblers were a Californian surf outfit who emerged in 1963.  Although classified by many as a surf group, this was far from the truth!  With Joe Houston’s ‘All Night Long’ as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Megira – Smile Now, Cry Later

Discovering this Israeli artist yesterday was both amazing and bad; its not everyday you come across such a musical anomaly, but Charlie Megira was just that and no sooner had I discovered his existence did I then discover his tragic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Megira – Alligator Man

God bless the person who shared today’s artist with me for this has been a stunning musical revelation today!  Having only just listened to a handful of tracks I am already smitten and cannot wait any longer to shout (or … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yuppies Indeed – Be May She Ghost

Continuing with yesterdays tuneful psych-goodness, today’s song was released two years ago on California’s indie label, Burger Records.  A fine chunk of melodic garage-rock, Be May She Ghost is the work of Belarus group, Yuppies Indeed! Taken from their 2016 album, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Southern Culture on the Skids – Werewolf

I dare say today’s song would have been far more apt last night, what with it being a big fat full moon, but even in its waning glory a day later, this big, bright hunk of glowing beauty still poses … Continue reading

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