Los Straitjackets Surf Band & Popular Surf Albums

Los Straitjackets have a new album out, “The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets.” It’s their 12th studio album, and apparently it’s a straightforward classic surf album.

First, the cool stuff.

  1. It’s got a great album cover.  It looks like they are battling some sort of swamp creature.  Swamp creatures are underrated in general.
  2. It comes with a trading card for each member of the band, revealing their superpower.
The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets
The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets

The not cool stuff is that I haven’t heard the album yet, so I can’t comment on it.  But I’ve read a few reviews, and most are good.  That’s probably better than my opinion anyhow.

At any rate, this lead to noticing the album is #5 is “Surf Rock” sales on Amazon.  That made me wonder what the heck is outselling it right now.

Here’s the list:

  1. Sounds Of Summer – The Very Best Of The Beach Boys ~ The Beach Boys
  2. Beach Boys – 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits (Volume 1) ~ The Beach Boys
  3. Echoes of Nature: Ocean Waves ~ Echoes Of Nature
  4. Death Proof ~ Various Artists
  5. The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets ~ Los Straitjackets
  6. Pulp Fiction: Music From The Motion Picture ~ Various Artists
  7. Today/ Summer Days (and Summer Nights) ~ The Beach Boys
  8. The Ventures Play Telstar — The Lonely Bull and Others /(The) Ventures in Space ~ The Ventures
  9. Classic Disney, Vol. 1: 60 Years of Musical Magic ~ Disney, Classic Disney (Series)
  10. The Very Best of the Ventures ~ The Ventures

First, Amazon needs a better defition of surf rock music, with Classic Disney and Ocean Waves making the list.  Second, the Beach Boys are rich!  How nice is it to have 3 of the top 7 selling surf albums 40-something years after starting your band?

Anyway – let us know if you’ve listened to “The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets” and tell us what you thought in the comments.

Author: Surf Llama

Hey there - I'm John, AKA Surf Llama. I'm a big music fan and guitar player for 15 years. I also play a very poor harmonica. I love all sorts of music include surf guitar, and personally I play a Eastwood Twin Tone electric and an old Yahama acoustic. Shoot me an email if you want to chat.

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