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  Surf music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surf guitarists produce a distinctive tone colour not unlike a hawaiian guitar by use of the bridge pickup, treble boost, and distinctive use of the tremolo arm.
Surf music was the first genre to universally adopt the electric bass; the upright or string bass has never been used to any great extent, as the more sustained and trebly sounds favored by surf bands are not easily obtained from it.
Surf music was associated with the Stomp, the Frug, the Watusi and similar dances suitable for beach parties, but in which the partners never touched.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surf_music   (1215 words)

 Surf Music - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It was also responsible for keeping the electric guitar at the forefront of the music, and surf music was certainly the most guitar-oriented style of instrumental rock and roll, though splashing drums and honking saxes were also prime features of the sound.
Surf music would achieve its most lasting influence not with instrumentals, but with vocal groups, in particular The Beach Boys.
The Who's Keith Moon was a huge surf music fan, and the manic splashing of his drum kit owes something to the bashing rumble of surf ensembles.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /music/surf.htm   (960 words)

 Surf Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jan and Dean started vocal surf music off in 1959 with their hit "Baby Talk" and followed with such genre classics as "Surf City" and "Deadman's Curve," all featuring their trademark high harmony vocals and bouncy denatured Chuck Berry guitar riffs.
Instrumental surf music featured throbbing tribal tom-tom tattoos and trebly, metallic, twanging guitar riffs: the Ventures' "Walk Don't Run," the Duals' "Stick Shift," Dick Dale and the Del-Tones' "Miserlou." Thanks in large part to the prolific Ventures instrumental surf rock has proven to be one of rock's more influential subgenres.
Surf rock's influence can be heard in the music of Blondie, the Go-Go's, the Raybeats, the Reverend Horton Heat, the Cramps, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and many other musicians, including U-2 the edge.
www.history-of-rock.com /surf_music.htm   (344 words)

 Surf rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surf rock is a style of music that originated in the USA that mixes elements of surf music and rock music.
While in the 1960s surf music and rock n' roll were distinct styles, associated with competing dance styles and representing distinct and competing youth cultures, the development of rock music since then has built upon both styles.
Surf Punk is a highly inclusive subgenre of surf rock that incorporates many of the styles and attitudes of punk music with traditional vocal and instrumental surf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surf_rock   (819 words)

 Surf Music St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surf music, while not always about surfing, emerged out of the subculture created by surfers in Hawaii and California in the late 1940s and 1950s.
While surfing as a form of recreation and sport developed in the nineteenth century as a Polynesian pastime, it was not until the early twentieth century that surfing caught on outside of Hawaii.
Surf music by instrumental groups like Dick Dale and the Deltones, The Ventures,; The Chantays,; and the Surfaris,; found a devoted audience among surfers themselves, as did classic documentaries such as Bruce Brown's Endless Summer (1964).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419101182   (1024 words)

Whenever you mention surf music most people think of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean or perhaps Bruce and Terry, but the original surf music actually is instrumental.
The early vocal groups, singing odes to surfing and its life style, contributed largely to the commercial success of the genre but relatively little in quantity compared to the number of instrumental surf songs recorded.
Bands with a surf flavor such as The Boss Martians, Mermen and Man or Astroman were launched and continue today, and the revival isn't limited to the US alone Surf bands can be heard around the world.
www.fortunecity.com /tinpan/latin/111/id38.htm   (643 words)

 Definition Of Surf Music - Surfing Lifestyle In The Sixties
The surfing lifestyle was widely disseminated by publications such as John Severson's Surfer Magazine and series of excellent film documentaries produced by Bruce Brown, including Slippery When Wet (1959), Barefoot Adventure (1961), and Endless Summer, which documented the mythological worldwide search for the ultimate wave.
At its peak, between 1963 and 1965, surf music was as popular with eastern and midwestern youth as in its native Pacific Coast environment.
Surf music gradually lost its momentum in the mid-1960s in the face of changing fashions.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /surfmusic.html   (703 words)

During rock 'n roll music's infancy in the 1950s, "a basic song was a two-to-three minute AABA number, with a saxophone carrying the B part," wrote Phil Dirt, a surf music DJ who was around in the golden days of surf music and still continues to do a weekly program of surf music.
With his music, he "attempted to musically reproduce the feeling he had while surfing," wrote Blair, "and the result of this somewhat nebulous and certainly subjective approach was the surfing music genre.
The average 8-to-10 year pattern for a musical genre has been outlined as follows: two to be born, two to coalesce, another two for adolescence and to break out of the narrowness it was initially defined under, and then four or five to bust out onto the scene.
www.legendarysurfers.com /surf/legends/lsc212.html   (5868 words)

 MUSIC HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Born in the late 1950s and early 1960s on the beaches of Southern California, Surf Music has become a classic icon representing the culture of surfing world wide.
Surf music can be divided into two categories: vocal and instrumental.
Dick Dale's unique surf style sound is attributed to his motivation from the ocean and surfing.
members.cox.net /mikeirvan/music/surf.html   (800 words)

 Rolling Stone : Jack Johnson's New Surf Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soon, surf kids he had never met started paddling up to him on their boards to say, "Hey, I really like your CD!" Johnson had no CD, had never even seen the inside of a recording studio, and he was already being bootlegged.
Johnson's music is soulful and laid-back, equally fitting onstage as at a seaside luau, though it shares little with the classic surf anthems of Dick Dale or the Beach Boys.
"Surfing is a huge part of my life, but the words really have nothing to do with surfing," says Johnson, whose tanned face still shows the deep scars of a teenage surfing accident that also cost him some teeth.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5933323/jack_johnsons_new_surf_music   (651 words)

 Surf Music
For several years, Brown had used light jazz music from the World Pacific catalog in the soundtracks to his surfing films, but when Brown heard the Sandals' demos, he felt their style and sound were perfect to use for his upcoming film, and most expensive one to date, The Endless Summer.
Three decades of music followed, including the 1992 release of "Malibu Kind of Christmas," and the 1998 re-release of "Malibooz Rule!" Their music has appeared in numerous film and television programs, including California Girls, Boogie Nights, Burn, Hollywood Burn, the MTV Malibu Beach House Beach Party and Bikini Beach Party.
With their matching outfits, and matching guitars and amps (all vintage gear), The Torquays capture the sight, sound, drive, and excitement of a musical era that is as fresh today as it was in the days of hot rods, hodads, greasers, and gremmies.
www.surfingmuseum.org /es_reunion/esr_bands.html   (723 words)

 Surf Music Unplugged, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
Their chemistry is fantastic, resulting in gorgeous surf anthems that lose none of their drive and energy and instead become sweeping acoustic showcases for their plentiful talents.
Capturing the airy, exotic mood set by most surf instrumentals, they focus their strengths on the pleasing rhythms and melodies that can result from this style of playing.
Surf fans may be hesitant, but this is a side of the genre that is rarely evoked by the typical band setup, and it results in a very satisfying record.
www.emusic.com /album/10844/10844700.html   (347 words)

 Surfline | Surf Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A highly specialized, guitar-driven genre, surf music was defined in the late '50s and early '60s by the reverberant twang of still-reigning Fender king Dick Dale.
Early surf filmmakers, most notably Bruce Brown, relied so heavily on the sound for their soundtracks that it's irrevocably linked to images of Greg Noll fearlessly charging Waimea monsters and Miki Dora cross-stepping at Malibu.
More interesting still is the indie-rock offshoot of surf rock that fuses the tiny, garage-born sounds of The Ventures or The Trashmen with psychedelic noodling, interstellar fuzz and B-movie motifs.
www.surfline.com /surfaz/surf_music.cfm   (604 words)

 UCSB Libraries - Internet Resources in Music
Formerly known as the Sonneck Society in honor of Oscar Sonneck (1873-1928), pioneering scholar and bibliographer of American music and head of the Music Division of the Library of Congress from 1902 to 1917.
Explores the full breadth of Puerto Rican music, with descriptions of native music genres including danza, folk music, plena, bomba, and salsa, as well as related genres such as the Cuban son, merengue, bolero, and jazz.
There are descriptions and photos of native musical instruments and an extensive collection of artist biographies (mostly Puerto Ricans) from all genres, each with a discography, photo, and sample audio clips of their music.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subj/music.html   (5616 words)

 Ryan's Surf Music
Surf Music is a truly unique style of music.
Born in the late 50's and early 60's on the beaches of Southern California, Surf Music has become a classic icon representing the culture of surfing world wide.
Below are some of the most prominent surf groups of all time.
members.tripod.com /~rubberneck55   (191 words)

 Surfhistory.com - Surf Culture: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This musical genre was a combination of Rockabilly, 1950s Blues and the electric guitar.
The first real surf band was The Bel Airs and Paul Johnson was the inspiration.
It was Lance Carson, the famous Malibu nose rider who first identified the groups sound as surf music.
www.surfhistory.com /html/culture/music.html   (201 words)

 HitSession Review: Surf Music 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At this time, Surf music was only a diversion from my love of true Alternative rock.
These songs were recorded back in the glory days (1961-1965) of the Surf era, as these California bands typically released several full-length albums in one year.
With the availability of some excellent music on the Internet, it is easier than ever to discover how enjoyable this non-vocal rock really is. Surf music transcends language barriers.
www.hitsession.com /html1/surf101.html   (578 words)

 Surf Tunes, music by Paul Johnson, the Duo-Tones, The Eliminators, and The Malibooz.
Surf Tunes, music by Paul Johnson, the Duo-Tones, The Eliminators, and The Malibooz.
All five band members are longtime Orange County surfers who were brought together through their common interests: love of surfing, respect for the ocean, and the desire to bring authentic sounds of the early 60s surf bands back to the forefront of the music.......
Join Dr. Surf as they circle the globe in search of the perfect wave...and the music to go with it.
www.surfwarez.com /PagesProduct/SurfTunes.aspx   (446 words)

 Educational Communications Board - Surf Report
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's DSO Kids Music Room features an instrument encyclopedia with sound clips, an orchestra seating chart that illustrates changes from baroque, classical, romantic and modern periods, and a listening library with audio clips from pieces by many composers.
Music History 102: A Guide to Western Composers and their Music from the Internet Public Library presents a concise guide to historical periods, with information about notable composers and their works.
Teaching Through Technology: Music provides examples of middle and high school music teachers who are using technology to enhance their teaching.
explore.ecb.org /education/surf_report?subject=5   (1351 words)

 Surf Music WebRing
This is the place to ride the wave of Surf Music sweeping the globe.
Mutants playing the most infectious surf music this side of Three Mile Island which is where this quartet was born in a nuclear disaster gone wonderfully right.
This is the home page for the Machines, the offical surf rock band of St. Mary's College of Maryland (because we're the only one).
j.webring.com /hub?ring=surfmusic   (606 words)

 Tsunami Soul Surf Music page
Surf music has its roots in instrumental rock music from the 50s and early 60s by groups like Link Wray and the Raymen (also check out: Wray's Shack 3 Tracks), Duane Eddy, The Ventures, The Fireballs, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Shadows, The Spotniks, Los Jets, The Champs, The Fendermen and The Wailers.
Instrumental surf music is quite different from vocal surf music, performed by such groups as Jan and Dean or, with some exceptions, the Beach Boys, that sings about surfing.
Vocal surf music deals mainly with the lifestyle associated with the surf scene - while instrumental surf music is about the raw experience of confronting the elements.
www.oberlin.edu /staff/thinders/Surf.html   (1404 words)

 Sounds of Surf - Music Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
But Jan and Dean thought they'ld be mocked by their surfing buddies if they appeared in one of those "weenie" surf movies.
Real surf music fans know that surf music is more an instrumental form, and that instrument is the guitar.
The tide went out for surf music with the coming of the British Invasion, but came back in in the 80s and has been holding its own ever since.
musicvideos.allinfo-about.com /surf.html   (552 words)

 Cowabunga Home Page
Reverborama — Designed for the discussion and appreciation of instrumental surf music among players and fans.
Surf Guitar 101 — Discussion of instrumental surf rock guitar techniques and songwriting.
The Tornadoes — This first-wave Surf Music Hall of Fame band from Southern California scored the first instrumental surf hit with “Bustin’ Surfboards” in 1962.
www.zptduda.com /cowabunga   (474 words)

 Surf and Hot Rod Music from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bomp review: Blair is one of the 3 most knowledgeable surf music experts on the planet, and this is the classic book.
Each band's big hits are profiled, along with a "what they're doing now" section giving readers an idea of where surf guitarists go after their stars fall (quite a few in the electronics industry).
As well as well-written pieces covering all aspects of the band, we have the lyrics of all the Surf and Drag songs (complete with technical explanations of what Lake Pipes and Dual Quads were) and a listing of 174 of the best covers of Beach Boys songs from around the world.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksSurf.html   (1789 words)

 Cowabunga!- A Surf Music FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In medical terms, instrumental surf music is a syndrome -- a cluster of symptoms, no single one of which is necessary or sufficient for the diagnosis.
Dale was and is generally recognized as the "King of the Surf Guitar," the most important single catalyst to the development of surf music as a genre.
The present "surf revival" began around 1980, with Jon and the Nightriders and the Surf Raiders, both in Southern California, as the most prominent bands playing old and new material in pretty much the traditional surf style.
www.poprecords.com /cowabunga   (2390 words)

 Metroactive Music | Surf Music
Waves, sun, mobility, freedom--it was all right there in the drip-drop of instrumental surf's "wet" sound, and in the Beach Boys' vocal paeans to life by the water.
Interest in surf music, which has prevailed since the beginning of the '90s, has gone through the roof during the past two years, in no small measure due to the cannily assembled MCA soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
This is fine, but, if you're drawn, as I am, mainly to the purity of the instrumental surf style, you may find songs by the likes of the Surfaris, Chris and Kathy, the Honeys and Annette Funicello to be hokey and intrusive.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/08.15.96/surfmusic-9633.html   (1064 words)

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