Category Archives: surf rock

SONG OF THE DAY Los Dedos – March of the Crabs

Hailing from the sun-drenched surf-sands of UK’s Bristol City, Los Dedos are a three-piece instrumental band that came together in 2020 – though their creations are authentic enough to trick you into believing this sound was from the 1960’s! Formed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dick Campbell – Like the Wind That’s Free

Oh WOW!!! Hold tight for this one!! This song should come with a warning!!! It’s sooooooooo dreamy, so you may just need to anchor yourself for this or its destination floaty-land!!! Yesterday I discovered a collection of albums released by … 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 John Paul Jones – Kalani Honey 

There has been some speculation as to whether the John Paul Jones behind this record was, indeed, the future bass guitarist for Led Zeppelin, but I don’t think that this is the case?.. Kalani Honey was a rather refined surf … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The J Ann C Trio – Voodoo Doll

Now referred to a rather obscure, cult 60’s lounge outfit, the J Ann C Trio gained themselves a rather select following after the release of their one and only LP in 1966.  At Tan-Tar-A was released on Missouri’s Burdland Record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gitkin – Wing Nut

“Gitkin’s music exists somewhere between primal, rootsy memory and distant exotic yearning — A dusty bordertown where the familiar blends imperceptibly into the enchantingly foreign…” Expanding his horizons as he drifts into new realms, Gitkin, a.k.a Brian Jay, released his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Latins ‎– Habibi Twist

This exotic sonic adventure has a little bit of everything thrown into its sublimely chromatic mix, but in all the right measures! It’s mystical Arabic-tinged body is coated with with shades of exotica, jazz and surf, whilst a touch of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Pirañas – Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (eran un solo continente)

Described as “retro-futurism at its finest”, Columbia’s Los Pirañas are a band who are not afraid to experiment, in fact, they simply thrive on it! Fusing South American rhythms and sonics (including cumbia, champeta, tropicalia, salsa, and more) with Avant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Talismans – L’interplanetaire

With so many bands revisiting old and retro sounds, it’s sometimes hard to date music these days; such was the case with today’s song.  At first I thought it may be a new band dishing out this tremendous Tarantino/Dick Dale-esque … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Caribs – Taboo

With hints of early ska, reggae, surf and exotica all carefully blended into this intensely dreamy and deliciously sublime fusion of sound, there’s a little bit for everyone in this sonic delight! Issued on Island Records in 1960, Taboo was … Continue reading

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