Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Update: Look at me, I'm Hangin' Five!

Well, here’s a nice surprise…

Found the following comment this morning pertaining to a post from June of last year (The internet has always ever been a trickle down effect) in which the author in question admits to being party responsible for the ultra-tuff Connecticut Surf cuts 'Hangin' 'Five' & Patch'. Who better to tell it like it is then one who was there when it was…

Usually when I’m solicited its for either copyright infringement or, more often than not, moral turpitude. It’s refreshing then to hear some previously unknown skinny on a boss band, especially when it comes from the mouth of one of the horses pullin’ the cart:

“Greetings from Dave Wilkinson, the guy who uttered those immortal words (“Look at me, I’m Hangin’ five!”) 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."

Thanks for the info Dave! Both of those G-Clef cuts are surf monsters! Glad we finally have some copy on em’.

I’ve re-posted the original vinyl below. You can check out some of Dave Wilkinson’s post Reveliers work here as he’s still ‘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...

huh, wha...?

Devil Dick said...

still no reply huh....???

i thought more of u.