California may be the largest state in the Union, but it's only one state nuzzling one ocean, with only so many people living near the coastline, and a small minority of them have attempted to navigate waves on a board, much less possess the fetching physique to do so in public. Obviously, then, surf music isn't for surfers. If it were, Rhino would put out a greatest-hits EP instead of a four-disc box set. Cowabunga! is all the permanent-wave stuff most people will ever need.
The latest in-store compilation from Starbucks Entertainment is the perfect summer sampler, an 18-track collection of old and new surf tunes, from classics of the genre like Dick Dale's "Miserlou," the Marketts' "Out of Limits," and the Chantays' "Pipeline" to tracks from surf revivalists like Laika & the Cosmonauts' "N.Y. '79," making this set a nice introduction to all that is surf and summer.
After releasing a couple of amazing 7" EP's, The Kanaloas have released their debut full-length release on Double Crown Records. We're extremely proud to have this Spanish group on the label - this foursome truly delivers some of the finest, traditional surf rock on the planet. Fabulous original compositions that you'll absolutely flip for, as well as a couple of obscure covers - "Tally Ho" and "Surfin' Tragedy". Get ready to hit the beach and SURF A GO GO!!!
American Surf Classics and Spaghetti Western scores all interpreted through the Flamenco guitar and instrumentaion. Imagine the Ventures jamming with the Gispy Kings.
"I've discovered my love for Amercian Surf music, Spaghetti Western scores and Spanish Flamenco all share a common spirit. Please enjoy my Flamenco Guitar interpretations of these timeless classics and a few originals as well."~ Ben Woods
Frantic modernized yet retro surf guitar instrumentals as Mozart might play today on electric guitar. Smoother and fuller guitar tones than previous version 1. Songs vary widely yet all show intense energy and motion. "I was thrilled by the first version, but the second is even more rockin’ and the guitars gallop. Everything on this album is a keeper, what a great time for fans of rockin' surf!" – Bernard Boyat, "Cry of the Coyote" CD Review magazine. They gave it a "Cry of the Heart Award" with highest rating. "Whimsical Surf Version 2 is good old-fashioned party time fun. Everything from the music to the artwork is a gas…guaranteed to put a smile on anybody's face." – SurfRockMusic.com