Surf Beat! The Merciless Power Of Water, Tuned Cars And The Sun (CD)

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-Summer, sun, the beach and a great attitude to life - all this is reflected in a fascinating Bear Family Records® CD compilation, and the cool sounds of surf and rock 'n' roll instrumentals.
-Californian beach life also means the dangerous confrontation with the power of the water and the waves and pimped-up vehicles which surf fans could drive to the seaside in the USA in the 1960s.
-Great hits and numerous rarities from the 1959 to 1966 period.
-In addition to stars such as Dick Dale, Jan & Dean, Duane Eddy and The Ventures, there is plenty of room here for lesser-known artists and bands who produced great surf sounds.
-The spectrum ranges from classics such as Misirlou, the title track Surf Beat and Pipeline to the rare cover version of Driftin' by the Danish band The Go-Getters.
-Also: many rare originals that were covered by later generations of surf bands.
-Detailed liner notes by surf icon John Blair with rare photos and illustrations.

Bear Family Records® delivers the soundtrack to this summer! Timelessly cool instrumental recordings at the highest technical level from the heyday of surf rock and R'n'R. Dusty? Not at all. As soon as these sounds boom out of the speakers, the need for summer, the sun and beach parties is triggered in us. These instrumentals describe the fascination of surfing, the immense power of water and waves, dangerous reefs, shallows and rocks. Pimped-up hot rods and muscle cars are parked on the shoreline, inviting you to race along the coastal highways under the mercilessly burning sun. All this and more is conveyed in these 34 songs.
In contrast to some loveless compilations, we deliver surf hits in lesser-known versions like Pipeline by The Challengers or Dick Dale's Misirlou as Misirlou Twist. Pop icons such as the Beach Boys were deliberately omitted. The recordings, some of which are rare, deal with the above-mentioned subjects and demonstrate the lasting influence they had on popular music, especially in the 1960s.

Track Listing

    • The Guitar Ramblers - Surf Beat
    • The Challengers - Tidal Wave
    • The Centurians - Intoxica
    • The Super Stocks - Midnight Run
    • The Chandelles - El Gato
    • The Surfaris - Storm Surf
    • The Thundermen - Thunderbeat
    • The Super Stocks - Redondo Beach
    • The Challengers - Pipeline '65
    • The Centurions - Bullwinkle -part II
    • The Chantays - Tragic Wind
    • The Super Stocks - Newport Beach
    • The Fireballs - Vaquero (Cowboy)
    • The Go-Getters - Driftin'
    • The Nocturnes - Baha-Ree-Ba!
    • The Fabulous Playboys - Cheater Stomp
    • The Raiders feat. Tommy Allsup - Dardanella
    • Duane Eddy - Moovin' 'n' Groovin' (1965 version)
    • The New Dimensions - Rumble Bee
    • The Fender IV - Mar Gaya
    • Dave Myers & The Surftones - King's Surf
    • Jan Davis - The Surfing Matador (Snow Surfin' Matador)
    • The Crossfires - Inferno
    • Tommy Falcone & The Centuries - Like Weird
    • The Ramrods - Night Ride
    • The Super Stocks - Ventura
    • The Scarlets - Stampede
    • The Catalinas - Banzai Washout
    • Al Casey - Surfin' Blues -part I
    • The Ventures - Swingin' Creeper
    • Al Casey - Surfin' Blues -part II
    • Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Misirlou Twist
    • Dave Myers & The Surftones - Road To Rincon
    • Jan & Dean - Something A Little Bit Different

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: Pop/Rock

    Run Time: 78:00 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 08/09/24

    UPC: 4000127177421

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