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Fabulous Aussie Surf Band From the 1960s

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Biro, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Having been in radio for many years, I consider myself well-informed in most musical genres. But - much to my chagrin - I must admit I had no knowledge of this fabulous Aussie surf band from the 1960's - until today. Truly worthy of Dick Dale, The Ventures and all the rest...

    [video=youtube;IyREz_Z2Fuc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyREz_Z2Fuc[/video]
     
  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    not bad at all :smile:
     
  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Hey there Biro send this to Quentin Tarantino it may spark off a new film about some jolly swagman braving the high rollers but conning the local lifeguards out of their shark bait thereby causing the beach to be safer but more crowded.

    I have a play list on Spotify that is over 36 hours long - Dick Dale / Ventures are featured but the mix is very & extremely eclectic
     
  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    [video=youtube;WGBMLuD1tGQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGBMLuD1tGQ[/video]
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    some of my friends had a pretty successful surf band in the 90s. The live shows were always sloppy sped up versions (usually fueled by too many Mai-Tais). Here's one of my fave tunes of theirs, but the CD version is waaaaaay better. Well worth a 99 cent download if you like surf music.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SyyyzoC1070" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    here they are in a shot I grabbed last summer.....

    The Exotics by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'm going to go off on a tangent. Surf music... plenty of Aussie stuff in the 60s, but you know theres a lot more to Aussie music than surf music, Kylie or Olivia. (Mind you, take a look at the Atlantics doing Bombora)

    [video=youtube;-3agVtY4Z6M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3agVtY4Z6M[/video]

    In the 70s and 80s there were some brilliant bands and solo artists around and most didnt see the light of day outside australia. You may be familiar with some of these, or not.

    [video=youtube;Nap-gw171dw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nap-gw171dw[/video]

    [video=youtube;CQ0ejjxE2DE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ0ejjxE2DE[/video]

    This always brings me to tears... Viet Nam war stuff
    [video=youtube;aXaczfR_lo0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXaczfR_lo0[/video]

    Also check out Icehouse, Eurogliders, Split Enz (NZ band which wnet through a number of incarnations and became Crowded House) John Farnham... many more.
     
  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Thanks, Sue. Actually, yes, I'm aware of most of those bands. Which is why I'm a bit surprised that I didn't know the Atlantics. Aussie culture is rather close to American culture - in some ways closer than Canadian culture - because our history and collective experiences are so similar.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    This one was already 5 years old by the time I got into it in high school, but I played that record to bits......
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YmQlBfxh4Us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    the 50s and 60s saw Australia doing its best to *be* American. We all sing with US accents too. lol.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Who remembers Little River Band and "Reminiscing"? (Bet you all do) Here's Glen Shorrock in 2010 with his band (not LRB, obviously) doing it at the Charles. He still sounds the same, way to go, Glen!

    [video=youtube;gCGaHAMjIIM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCGaHAMjIIM[/video]