The great Dick Dale played with G.E. Smith (of SNL fame), Curt Bisquera, and Reggie Hamilton at NAMM. Take a look!
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?
Welcome to Surfguitar.com. Here you will find:
- Surf guitar music news
- Awesome guitars, pedals, and amps for surf music
- Surf bands
- Surf music tips
- Non-surfy music like rockabilly when we’ve got nothing better to say
- A combination of thorough, interesting posts and grammatically-flawed, late night ramblings.
And hopefully lots of great community discussions.
Either way, this single post can’t possible capture the tremendous awesomeness that this site will be, but you may want to print it off, frame it, and hang it on your office wall to let people know you were there to witness the beginning.