Surfer BigWave PeterMendia 1600

a complementary if brief surf raiders bio/overview

DO MOST YOUNG PEOPLE know what “surf music” is? That’s REAL surf music, the kind played by a guitar-and-rhythm-section-and-no-singer group! Many people—including non-record col­lecting older folk—think of the Beach Boys’ early har­monies when they hear the term “surf music,” but that was never con­sid­ered surf music by surfer guys and gals (dudes and bun­nies?). [Continue reading]

Dalley BigWaveSurfer 1600

surfing guitars and instrumental surf bands of the early ’60s

ARGUING THE ‘BEST’ ROCK GUITAR PLAYERS of the ’60 is prob­ably a pretty dumb way to waste time—and “Surfing Gui­tars” will not be doing that! Con­sid­er­ably more con­struc­tive and in­ter­esting would be an ar­gu­ment as to who were—and that’s in­ten­tion­ally plural—the most ‘cre­ative’ players. [Continue reading]