KFWB’s Battle Of The Surfing Bands [1963]

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KFWB was (and still is) a Los Angeles based radio station. This ’63 DEL-FI compilation lp features some popular r&b & surf instrumentals of that time by some well known acts as The Lively Ones, The Sentinals, The Impacts, Bruce Johnston, Dave Myers and others. Get it!

01 Bruce Johnston – Surf Party
02 The Lively Ones – Surf Battle [Goofy Foot]
03 The Sentinals – Vesuvius
04 Jim Waller And The Deltas – Surfin’ Tragedy
05 The Rhythm Kings – Soul Surfin’
06 Dave Myers And The Surftones – Driftin’
07 The Soul Kings – Get It
08 The Impacts – Tor-Chula
09 Dave Myers And The Surftones – White Water
10 The Challengers – Ramrod
11 The Biscaynes – Revellion
12 The Charades – Delano Soul Beat


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WAX, BOARD AND WOODIE !

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Subtitled “a collection of rare and unreleased surf and hot rod songs,” this 14-track compilation hits the intended target in a big way. Culling its contents primarily from the MCA/Dot Records vaults, one of the big tickets here is a bone-chilling unreleased moment when we hear the Surfaris attempting to take on the Rolling Stones with their swipe at “Route 66,” way cooler than it sounds. A couple of silly but great fun anyway P.F. Sloan sides, including a unreleased sloppy-as-hell song demo, compliment one-off instrumentals like “El Gato” by the Chandelles and “Tremble” by the Galaxies. And in true Dot Records tradition (the label that made their rep inflicting Pat Boone on an unsuspecting world) there’s even a “cover” version on here by a Milt Rogers of Dick Dale’s “Let’s Go Trippin'”!! Not the most essential set of tunes, but one hell of a fun compilation. [Cub Koda]

01. The Surfaris – Wax, Board And Woodie
02. The Chandelles – El Gato
03. The Blazers – The Masked Grandma
04. The King Pins – Door Banger
05. The Beachcombers – Lone Survivor
06. Willie & The Wheels – Skateboard Craze
07. The Rondels – On The Run
08. Milt Rogers – Let’s Go Trippin’
09. The Surfaris – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
10. The Galaxies – Tremble
11. Kay Bell & The Tuffs – (The Original) Surfer’s Stomp
12. Johnny Cymbal – (Surfin’ At) Tia Juana
13. Kenny & The Fiends – Moon Shot
14. Phil Sloan & The Fantastic Baggys – Dragon Lady

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60’s Surfin’ Chicks

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It wasn’t just guys singing about surfboards and hot rods during the surf and drag boom in the early ’60s; the girls were doing it, too, as this delightful 25-track compilation from Ace Records shows. Although nothing here was really ever more than a regional hit, these female singers and groups add a refreshing spin to a genre that puts a premium on motion and speed and expands love to include the sun, endless waves, and high-performance car engines. It adds up to a wonderful batch of rarities including Brian Wilson’s production of “Pray for Surf” by the Honeys (who included Marilyn Rovell, Wilson’s soon-to-be wife), “(Dance with The) Surfin’ Band” by Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars (drum legend Hal Blaine with the Blossoms on vocals), “Will You Love Me (Like You Did Last Summer)” by the Westwoods (Gracia Nitzsche singing an arrangement composed by her husband, Jack Nitzsche), a stomping “Drag Race Johnny” by Australia’s endearing Little Pattie, and the first ever effort by the great songwriting team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, “Red Corvette,” which was billed to Ellie Gee & the Jets. Each of these sides is at least historically interesting, and if some, like a rare surf song from Motown Records, “Surfer Boy” by the Supremes, are conceptually improbable, each conjures up the sound and feel of an endless summer where it isn’t just the guys in motion. [ Steve Leggett]

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Ultimate Bonehead! vol.3&4

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Yeah right, you’re not hallucinate, your wildest, wettest dream is commin’ true. Here are more Boneheads for yer ever hungry hard rockin’ soul. They just keep gettin’ better and better. Brutalising heavy garage proto-punk fever across USA ’69-76. Ripped from very limited [only 300] vinyl just fer ya. It’s Ultimate, Dig!!!

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Ultimate Bonehead vol.1&2 [USA Biker Hard-Rock Garage 1969-76]

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Hot Damn! Here are more REAL COOL garage-biker-hard-rockin’ boogie fuzzed-up loosers, in the same vein as ”Bonehead Crunchers”. Prepare yourself for more rare late 60’s/mid 70’s fuzz-munchin’, teeth-gnashing workouts from USA. If you dig stuff like Ron Asheton’s New Order, MC 5 or Blue Cheer, this is fer ya. Ripped from very limited vinyl elpees. Hard & Heavy, get down ‘n’ Dig!!!

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Rare Surf, Vol.6 – The Capitol Masters 2

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Pretty interesting collection of rare Capitol stuff from 50’s & 60’s, mostly Hot Rod, Girl Groups pop and some surf here & there. COOL STUFF: Shutdown Douglas & Hot Rod Rog [Hot Rod instros & songs from 60’s lp ”Hot Rod Rally”], Richie Allen, Susan Lynne ”Don’t Drag No More” & Sharon Marie [produced by Brian Wilson], Don Hinson ”Monster Surf Stomp”, Glen Campbell and the last track on cd which is actually Davie Allan & The Arrows version of ”Stranger From Durango”. Don’t Drag No More… Dig!!!

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American Surf Treasures Vol.1 & 2

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Due to popular demand here are surfin’ instro collections which are actually “Rare Surf 1&2” I’ve already posted on my beautiful [never forgotten] old Surfadelic blog. Anyways, here we go again with PJ & The Galaxies, Journeymen, The Nocturnes [my favs!] and other 60’s South Bay surfin’ loosers. Now Ladys & germs… Surfs Up!