Category Archives: surf rock

SONG OF THE DAY Jody Reynolds – Tarantula

Surf and Rockabilly guitarist, Jody Reynolds was probably best known for his fantastic track, Endless Sleep, (very much later covered by Billy Idol!….Random fact alert!!). Raised in the small town of Shady Grove, Oklahoma, Reynolds started playing guitar at the age … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Barrie – Surf Hell

Little Barrie have a special place in my heart and although it took me a while to discover them, I more than made up for the late start! Emerging from Nottingham in 1999 they have been cooking up their very own unique … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Original Starfires – Camel Walk

When it all gets too much and the troubles of the day mount up and smother you silly, what do you need? I’ll tell you what you need…a nice sleazy instrumental track that will make you wanna strut your worries … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – You and Your Knife

True to their namesake LA’s Buttertones are smooth and pliable, equipped with a sound that will lull you into a hazy dream one minute, before propelling you into outer space at the speed of light the next..you just never know … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Al duncan – Cossack walk

US blues and R&B drummer, Al Duncan released this swanky little surf instrumental in 1962! Brimming with sparkly piano and warm, ritzy percussion, Cossack Walk is smooth, steady and all about the laid-back beats…and a perfect match for its b-side, Bawana Jinde.   Sit back … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Babe Rainbow (AUS) – Johny Says Stay Cool

Describing their 60’s-inspired sound as “God picking sunflowers,” The Babe Rainbow are a colourful and dashing trio hailing from Byron Bay.  Colourful by name, this retro trio are most definitely colourful by nature and create a cosmic sound that falls somewhere … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ovef Ow – Working Girl

This track has something warming and attractive about it right from the start! As the guitar strums a gentle melody and soft vocals tunefully hum into relaxed chords, you instantly get a feeling that something nice is about to happen! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Barrie – Love or Love

Ever since the London-based trio Little Barrie emerged from Nottingham in 1999 they have been cooking up their very own unique blend of surf-rock, blues and good old-fashioned psych-infused garage and feeding it to hungry psych fans such as myself!! Their latest … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cobra Lamps – The Indicator

I have a very soft spot for the superb garage surf-rock sounds of Nottingham-born Little Barrie, (see my pages here and here) so naturally I was rather ecstatic when I discovered that the bands front man, Barrie Codagon had launched his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Islanders – Forbidden Island

If music had the power to literally whisk you away, this song would have you bathing in the ocean in no time.  This track may not have the powers to teleport, but it does the next best thing, it inspires … Continue reading

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