Last.FM Surf Radio Station

We’ve got a new surf radio station for you to check out on Last.FM.

We’ve added a whole bunch of surf bands, especially current bands.  It turned out to be a really cool station when I listened.  So head over here:

SurfGuitar.com’s Last.FM surf radio station

And click this button:

If you see this button, click it real hard
If you see this button, click it real hard

Enjoy – and let us know what bands we should add in below.

Setting Up Pandora Surf Music Stations

If you’re not sucking down your company’s broadband by streaming Pandora radio all day, you’re missing out.  Pandora is a great site for listening to free music, based on the artist or song you specify.

Setting up a station depends on the type of surf music you like.  Most all popular bands are available, so if you simply enter your favorite band, that will work fine.

Personally, I like to create stations with multiple artists, to make the music a little diverse.  At least, I think that’s how it works.  Here are some tips I’ve found:

  • Songs work better than artists. A song has a specific sound, a band can have many sounds.
  • Do you want a 60’s “clean” surf guitar sound, or do you want a dirty sound?  If you want both, create two different stations or your one station will sound muddled.

For an old-school surf station, try:

  • The Ventures
  • “Surf Rider” by the Lively Ones

For a clean station, try:

  • “Pacifica” by Los Straitjackets
  • “Blue Venus” by the Blue Sting Rays (also good for a slow, get your wife in the mood station)

For a crunchier sound, how’s about:

  • “Eliminator” by Dick Dale
  • “Son of DaiKaiJu” by DaiKaiJu
  • Link Wray

A more swing sound:

  • “Can You Dig It?” by Los Straitjackets

Lots of reverb:

  • “Mystery Meat” by Man or Astro-Man?
  • “Rebel Rouser” by Duane Eddy

What are your Pandora station suggestions?  Or any other internet radio stations?