Surf’s Up! A new week and 5 more free downloads from Freegal Music, the free website that also gives you 3 free commercial-free hours a day of streaming music.
Next time you feel like jazzing the glass, listen to Dick Dale and his Del Tones. He was called the King of the Surf Guitar with his descending riffs that remind you of a surfer riding the crest of a wave. Try: "Miserlou Twist", "Mr. Eliminator", "Surfin' Rebel", "Flashing Eyes", "Mag Wheels", "Surf Buggy", "Nitro Fuel" and "Thunder Wave" from Summer Surf: Dick Dale and The Del-Tones. And from Dick Dale & His Del Tones: The Rock Legends: "Surfing Drums" and "Shake N' Stomp". And the famous "Miserlou" from Guitar Sixties 3.
When you want to shoot the curl another good group to listen to is The Astronauts with instrumentals like "The Hearse" and "El Aguila (The Eagle)" from Competition Coupe or "Out of Limits" from Travelin’ Man or "Brozem Rock" from the self-titled album The Astronauts or "Baja", "Banzai Pipeline", and "Movin'" from Surfin' with The Astronauts.
And next time you’re hot dogging you can listen to “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris or “Pipeline” by The Chantays. Or “Theme from Hawaii Five-O”, “Walk Don’t Run”, and "The Switch" by The Ventures. Or “Little Honda” by The Hondells.
Or shoot the pier listening to The Beach Boys: “Good Vibrations” from Aquellos Maravillosos Anos, Vol. 2, "Surfin' U.S.A." from Top 100 Hits 1963 Vol.4, “I Get Around” and “Little Deuce Coupe” from The Best of the Oldies Summer Time Fun, “Surfin’ Safari”, “Surfer Girl", and "Surfin'" from The Great Beach Boys. On second thought, don’t shoot the pier-it’s too dangerous.
And if your looking for some surf movies the library has a boxed set of movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello which includes Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo, and Muscle Beach Party.
(I always wanted to surf but I wanted to live more.) Oh well. Hang Ten!