CONCUSSION!!! 18 Gougin’ Instrumentals 1958-1965

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Collection of raw rockin’ n’ surfin’ instros on Mr. Manicotti label that gave you legendary ”Diggin’ Out” comp. and ”The Big Itch” series. Already have posted this before but here it is again with slightly better sound. Concussion!!!


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DICK DALE And His DEL-TONES – Draggin’ And Surfin’ / Surfers’ Guitar / Rarities


Re-post of these 90’s lp collections of DD 60’s stuff. ”Draggin’ And Surfin” contains his vocal cuts, cool songs about hot rods and surfing. ”Surfers’ Guitar” gathers killer DD instros  mostly from his ’63/’64 lps ”Checkered Flag”, ”Mr. Eliminator” and ”Summer Surf”. ”Rarities” is a collection of singles B sides and stuff. Let’s dance to the Dick Dale Stomp!


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THE VENTURES – Super Surfadelic!!!



”The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”

The Ventures of Tacoma, Washington were one of the most influential instro rock bands of all times. They recorded 100s of albums and instros with styles ranged from r-billy, r’n’r, r&b to surf, garage rock and psychedelia. There are zillions of ‘best of’ collections out there but I think they do no justice to this legendary group. Mostly, the usual comps are too generic, made for geeks, concentrate on too much cover versions and not so attractive sides. So… Here’s another Surfadelic super-collection ingeniously made by Mr.Eliminator himself, just for your listening pleasure. It mainly contains original tunes with only few covers from their ’63 -’68 albums and singles. Of course emphasis is on fuzzed-out, rockin’ & surfin tunes. Stop action! It’s Super Surfadelic alright! Dig!!!







SWINGIN’ CREEPERS! A Tribute To The Ventures

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More ‘Ventures-style’ instro action in this real cool collection of 90’s garage/surf revival bands covering their favorite Ventures 60’s tunes. Cool stuff: Space Cossacks – Journey To The Stars, The Fathoms – Walk Don’t Run, Eddie Angel & The Omega Men – Stop Action, The Hypnomen – Go-Go Slow The Boss Martians – Guitar Freakout, The Bomboras – The Ninth Wave, Davie Allan & The Arrows – Lullaby Of The Leaves, The Tiki Tones – Swingin’ Creeper, Satan’s Pilgrims – Escape-Psychedelic Venture, The Huntington Cads – Sha La La, Ivan Pongracic – Moon Child… Dig!!!


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THE VENTURES – Runnin’ Strong [1966] Vinyl Rip!

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This is ’66 compilation LP, one of my favorite Ventures’ slabs. It contains tunes from various Ventures albums but with different titles from originals as Wild Action is actually ”Action Plus” from ”Where The Action Is!” lp, Bird Swingers [”Bird Rockers”] and Lonely Karen [”Lonely Girl”] from ’65. lp ”Knock Me Out!”, Blue Guitar [”Ravin’ Blue”],  Moon Journey [”Journey To The Stars”], Runnin’ Strong [”Runnin’ Wild”] and Dancin’ With Steve [”Walkin’ With Plutofrom”] all from ’64. lp ”The Fabulous Ventures”, Puncher [”Cruncher” from ’63. lp ”Surfing”] and Cathy’s Theme [”Night Stick” from ’65. lp ”A Go-Go”]. Some real cool Fuzz ‘n’ twang instro action in …visual sound STEREO Surfadelic vinyl rip!


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The Pyramids - Penetration


It’s a battle of the surfin’ bands at Surfadelic pier. This time we have The Pyramids, a surf band famous for their shaved heads, formed in Long Beach, South California around 1961. In 1963 they recorded a single “Pyramid Stomp”, which made the top hits of KMEN radio station in San Bernardino and attracted the attention of London Records executives. Britons decided to found an ephemeral Best Records label to promote The Pyramids under which the band cut a “The Pyramids Play The Original Penetration” (1964) album. In early 1964, they made the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 with their instrumental “Penetration”. It proved to be the final major instrumental surf hit. In July 1964, the group appeared in the American International Pictures’ film Bikini Beach, coming onstage wearing Beatle wigs, which were lifted to reveal their shaved heads. For the film they performed two songs – “Record Run” and the instrumental “Bikini Drag”, both written by Gary Usher and Roger Christian. You can see a brutha playing a surf tune in a skinhead band 😉  This here is best of collection with their ’63/’64 recordings.

The Surf Teens were from the central coast town of Atascadero, California. Surf legend Norman Knowles, member of THE REVELS and writer of the surf classic ‘Church Key’ produced the classic but totally obscure LP “Surf Mania” that was originally released on the budget Sutton label in 1963. This here is a reissue with 6 bonus trax, all-instro action mostly with covers of surf tunes. Their ages at the time of recording ”Surf Mania” prove indeed that they were Surf Teens!


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THE BUDDIES – Go Go With The Buddies / The Buddies & The Compacts [1965. Surf/Hot Rod]

”I’ll surf around the world
with every surfer girl
from Newport to the shores of Lilla Bay…”


Oh yeah! Already have posted these super-fine surfin’ slabs on my old blog and here they come again. The Buddies were a studio project backed up by Davie Allan guitar, Jerry Naylor vocals and Mike Curb production, a try to cash-in on the hot rod/surf craze with songs about skiing, hot-rods, motorcycles and yeah, surfer girs! Cool mix of vocals and instros many of which you know from Davie Allan & The Arrows like “Sidewalk surfin’ Scene” [same as “The Unknown Rider” from “The Wild Angels” soundtrack lp], “Skateboard USA” [similar to “War Path”], ”The Cool One” [same as ”Beyond The Blue”] or ”The Rebel” backing track [actually ”The Rebel (Without A Cause)” instro from Apache’65 lp]. Go Go With The Buddies, enjoy!


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AL GARCIA & THE RHYTHM KINGS – Exotic And Rockin’ Instrumentals 1963-1964

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”In 1957, members of the Lamplighters from Delano, CA, joined up with members of a rival act, the Rhythm Aces, from nearby Tulare (both cities are just north of Bakersfield). They formed a new pachuco surf-and-soul combo called Al Garcia and the Rhythm Kings: multi-instrumentalist Al Garcia, guitarist Art Rodriguez, bassist Freddie Mendoza, drummer Manuel Garcia (Al’s brother), and saxophonists Larry Silva and Vincent Bumatay. They continued to play in the landlocked Kern and San Joaquin Valley areas before their popularity spread to more populated areas of the state. Ultimately, they were touring the West Coast, from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The group was put on hold when much of the group were drafted into the army — Al and Bumatay recorded a single for the newly formed Reprise Records (with producer Ed Cobb) during this hiatus — but re-formed in 1962 without Silva. That summer they met producer/talent scout Tony Hilder, whose connections among Hollywood-based indie labels enabled them to begin recording. They waxed surf-and-soul singles for a variety of labels — including GNP Crescendo, Tollie, Northridge, Del-Fi, and Challenge — under a variety of guises, including the Soul Kings. Exotic and Rockin’ Instrumentals, 1963-1964 is a compilation of 13 of the group’s instrumental rock & roll, surf, and exotica tracks from this halcyon era. Like many of the acts on the Del-Fi roster — the Sentinals, the Centurions — the Rhythm Kings combined Latin rock rhythms, mariachi-style horns, and surf guitar instros. Many instro standards from the band’s repertoire are included here, like “Church Key” and “Intoxica”; both tracks were written by the venerable Norman Knowles, band manager and brilliant saxman for the Revels, a fixture on the Central Coast surf music scene. As an added bonus, this fine reissue — with liner notes by Garcia’s friend, Ray Baradat, and color photos — features both sides of an all-instrumental single by the doo wop-ish Charades, who often played gigs with the Rhythm Kings in the East L.A. area.” [Bryan Thomas]


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Songs The RAMONES Taught Us



”The Ramones never shied away from a good cover tune, and their tastes were generally confined to ’60s radio pop, girl group, surf, and a touch of psychedelic garage rock. They even went so far as to record an entire album of covers with 1993’s lighthearted Acid Eaters, a set of covers that leaned heavily on masters of psychedelic garage like Love, the Seeds, and the Troggs as well as early-’60s surf classics from the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. The Ramones: Heard Them Here First is an easy mark, collecting the original versions later recorded by a band whose members wore their influences proudly on their sleeves and were drawn more to genre-defining classics than obscure rarities. The collection is thorough, moving in chronological order from Chris Montez’s “Let’s Dance” (covered on the Ramones’ 1976 debut album) through to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and the Stooges’ “1969” as covered by Joey Ramone on his posthumous 2002 album, Don’t Worry About Me. Ace did their homework, too, because not even a cover of 1910 Fruitgum Company’s goofy bubblegum hit “Indian Giver” from a late-’80s 12″ B-side was lost in the shuffle. The only covers that aren’t from the golden age of late-’50s and 1960s teen pop and surf are Motörhead’s tribute to the band “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and Tom Waits’ wistful Peter Pan tale “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” from his 1992 masterpiece, Bone Machine. There’s nothing revelatory about the collection, but these classic tracks make sense together as much as they did when covered in a sped-up punked-out fashion by the Ramones, who were a classic band in their own right.” [Fred Thomas]

24 trax comp with originals covered by Ramones + 9 more trax added by Surfadelic for complete overview of bros’ 60’s & 70’s r’n’r favs. Take It As It Comes, Dig!!!


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