SURFER'S MOOD - Various Artists
After the Bruce Brown film titled "Surf Crazy" was screened in Santa Monica, California in 1960, thousands of teenagers got surfboards and flocked to the beaches to 'shoot the curl'. Some of them were also musicians, freshly stoked up on instrumental hits of the recent past like "Walk Don't Run" by The Ventures, "Woo Hoo" by The Rock-A-Teens; "Torquay" by The Fireballs; and countless others. This LP collects some of the rarest & earliest surf recordings of Southern California, created by the groups who helped define a sound that lives on today! Hear: Dave Myers & The Surftones- Driftin'; Kenny & The Sultans- The Wipe Out; Manuel & The Renegades- Surf Walk; Rich Clayton & The Rumbles-Flip Side (Midwest Surf group); The Aquanauts- Rumble On The Docks; The Baymen- Banzai (with John Anderson, ex-Eddie & The Showmen guitarist) ; The Belairs- Squirt (previously unreleased w/Dick Dodd); The Breakers- Kami-Kaze; and Surf Breakers; The Crossfires- Fiberglass Jungle (with Flo & Eddie, Pre-Turtles); The Crunchendoes- Butterfingers (with Chuck Rio of The Champs) ; Our Gang- Here Comes The Rain; The Majestics- Rip Tide; The Vistas-Ghost Wave; The Rhythm Surfers- 502; and Jack Nitzsche- The Last Race (previously unreleased theme to the film 'Village Of The Giants'). Not available on any CD, this is an exceptional collection of great early surf music rarities & a true 'must-have' for those who seek the real thing when it comes to Kahuna classics! Dig that Bikini Surfer Girl Cover Art by COOP! Issued without shrinkwrap, this copy is pristine, unplayed MINT!
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