Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Look At Me Man...I'm Hangin' Five!!!

I've been in an instro state of mind for a fortnight, but alas, Mr. Devil has beat me to the punch (Kudos)

It's a shame that more people don't dig Surf (and instrumental music in general). I think it might be an attention-span thing (Like, no lyrics man?!?!). Either that, or the trappings are just too hoaky for the average fashion-bug. Most people forget that practically every progressive band of particular note cut their teeth on this shit. It is the bedrock upon which all guitar masturbation and heavy-metal dickery is founded.

Like a million bands of their ilk, I can one can only ever give you a time and a place - Newton Massachusetts, 1963. Under cut that with the fact that this is the Reveliers only release, and it may seem like the typical flash in the pan scenario. Be that as it may, I challenge you to spin these two tunes without seemingly smelling the salt air, and smiling at the thought of a boundless ocean...even if that ocean is on the East coast and indeed has garbage floating in it.

Hanging Five - the Reveliers

Patch - The Reveliers


Devil Dick said...

Nice cuts. Ima have to track this down!

Howlin' Dave said...

Guess what, Red Boy?
Greetings from Dave Wilkinson, the guy who uttered those immortal words all those years ago. I spoke them into the mic (then mike) at the request of A&R man Bruce Patch, who had added the surf sounds in the final mix. The track (78 demo recorded at Ace) was originally named "Blowout," but the record company was hip to the surf trend.
Boston DJ did a nice slipcue on it. "Met a real tough judge who told me...."
Imagine the rush when I saw your blog. You can check me out at hear some recent music at BTW, the show has been nominated for an Emmy!
Love and peace, bro,
Howlin' Dave

The RedBoy said...

Hay Dave,

Great to hear from you. Love the record (See front page for a Reveliers repost). Is the only release, or did you guys cut any other singles?