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Summertime! (And it’s time for surfin’)

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags , , , , , , , on June 12, 2011 by 30daysout

When it gets warm here along the Texas gulf coast, it’s time to hit the water. Myself, I tend to stick poolside but many of my Lone Star brethren (and sister-en) like to head for the beach, were there is plenty of surfing to be done.

I can’t tell you for certain if the waves off the Texas coast are good enough for surfing, but I am fairly certain they are nothing like California or Hawaii. My surfing interest faded when I was about 12, when I took a sharp smack on the forehead from a beginner board at McFaddin Beach – I decided to become a ho-dad for life.

The closest I came to surfing after that was when I cued up a surf tune on the turntable. So, here are some surfin’ (and car ridin’ down to the beach) tunes.  The final song is a Beach Boys ringer from their final (terrible) album, tossed in here just as a goofy foot kinda thing.  Or something. (Those last two sentences recycled from last year, kinda like using the remnants of a 2010 bottle of suntan lotion.)

MP3: “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen

MP3: “Devil Surf” by Chiyo and the Crescents

MP3: “Surf Beat” by Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

MP3: “Dr. Who Goes Surfing” by the Surfin’ Guitarist

MP3: “Muscle Beach Party” by Annette Funicello

MP3: “Malibu” by Bruce Johnston (pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “I’m Surfing” by George Husak

MP3: “Bird Dance Beat” by the Trashmen

MP3: “Moment Of Truth” by the Surf Teens

MP3: “Tell ‘Em I’m Surfin’ ” by Jan & Dean

MP3: “Secret Surfing Spot” by Dick Dale & the Del-Tones

MP3: “Stoked” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “California Street” by the Jalopy Five

MP3: “Surfer’s Stomp” by the Mar-Kets

MP3: “The Hearse” by the Astronauts

MP3: “Theme from Endless Summer” by the Sandals

MP3: “Jersey Channel Islands Part 7” by Bruce Johnston (still pre-Beach Boys)

MP3: “Surfin’ (1992 version)” by the Beach Boys