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6/26/09 – Surf Music: The Vocals

Posted: June 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Pop, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Ride The Wild Surf…



The week, we begin a 2 part series on SURF MUSIC, starting with SURF VOCALS.  Of course many Beach Boys and Jan & Dean records are featured, but you’ll also hear seldom played tunes from The Honeys, The Fantastic Baggys and The Mad Lads.

VOTE for your favorite version of “Surfin’ Bird” below, while you wax your board and get prepared to “Shoot The Curl”.

Next week, I’ll feature SURF INSTRUMENTALS.

These bitchin’ tunes are BOSS!

Which One Do You DIG THE MOST? - "Surfin' Bird"

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9 Comments on “6/26/09 – Surf Music: The Vocals”

  1. 1 Virginia said at 12:13 am on June 27th, 2009:

    The trashmen get my vote this week, I love that tune. Another great show Matt.

  2. 2 Sierra said at 12:55 am on June 27th, 2009:

    Totally SUPER AWESOME SURFIN’ SONGS! I liked this stuff better than summer songs, doo-wopp songs (even the rare ones, though I learned a lot), and always better than the bluesy stuff. One of the best cat fights I’ve heard, and I’ve been in on it from the beginning. Can’t wait for the surfin’ instrumentals. Thanks.

  3. 3 Cross Country Kelly said at 1:29 am on June 27th, 2009:

    I gotta vote for the Trashmen, because, I hate to admit it, of “Family Guy.” But The Ramones rock it very well indeed…

  4. 4 Yum Yum said at 4:04 am on June 27th, 2009:

    Everyone has heard about the bird bird bird bird bird is the word !! Now Matt everyone should hear about you and the Fri. Night Cat Fight Cat !! The cat cat cat ate the bird !! P. S. The models for the Night Prowl T Shirts look a lot better than i on the Night Prowl Newsletter and now you wont be able to keep them in stock !! Yum Yum

  5. 5 Steve in Arizona said at 7:19 am on June 27th, 2009:

    The Ramones may be punk rock but they have a long way to go before they’re as ‘gnarly’ as the Trash Men.

  6. 6 timevac3 said at 10:12 am on June 27th, 2009:

    Gotta love that W-I-D-E stereo on “Ride The Wild Surf”. Anyone know if that movie ever made it home video?
    I’d have also included The Turtles’ “Surfer Dan”. Yes, it was late 60’s, and done tongue-in-cheek, but still a cool tune.
    I was shocked that at the time I voted, The Ramones had 3 votes. For my money, they could have left their version in the can. CC Kelly, my wife said the song reminds her of “Family Guy” now too, so you aren’t alone.

  7. 7 The Shadow said at 10:14 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    Yo Furry leader
    That was a cool show. I can’t wait for the instrumentals though. I kind of wished you’d have played, Surfin Hootennanny by, the Al Casey Combo, though. As far as the cat fight goes, this is a no brainer. The Ramones version was sooo lame. It didn’t even have a surf feel to the instrumentation, and no feeling to the vocals. Ttrashmen are the definitive version of this tune, although I did like the 2 Rivingtons songs it was taken from.
    Thanks for the great shows, Can’t wait for next week’s surf instrumentals.
    Keep on Prowlin

  8. 8 tmac396 said at 11:09 pm on June 27th, 2009:

    Awesome show as always! The Honeys, The Fantastic Baggys, The Tradewinds…just great! Can’t wait for next week’s instrumental show! How about a “Hot Rod Music” show one day? Everything from rockabilly to country to west coast tunes there. Cat fight between “Bucket T” by Ronnie and the Daytonas, Jan and Dean, and the Who perhaps?
    Gotta agre with timevac3 about “Surfer Dan” by the Turtles. Maybe tounge-in-cheek…maybe not since they were originally a surf band called the Crossfires.
    Keep up the great work. Miss you on XM and am still giving them a hard time about letting you go.

  9. 9 Warren said at 12:29 am on July 3rd, 2009:

    Great choices…

    Pipeline and Missalou are right up there but I had to go with the original…Walk don’t Run by the Ventures.

    The Ventures were the number one selling album group for many years.

    Then came Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones

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