SURFIN' INSTRUMENTALS RULE OK!
The most exciting and most interesting new
music of today is instrumental guitar music. There are many bands performing and
recording 100% instrumental numbers and the "sounds" are all basicaly inspired mainly by surfing instrumentals, but also by other great instrumental recordings of the early 1960's.|
There follows a short list of a few of the bands who have recordings issued during the last few years or so. In my opinion these bands are all fantastic.
|the Neptunas||the Boardwalkers|
|the Huntington Cads||the Tiki Tones|
|Impala||the Hillbilly Soul Surfers|
|Los Straightjackets||the Looney Tunes|
|the Treble Spankers||Jon & the Nightriders|
|the Eliminators||the Fathoms|
|Satan's Pilgrims||Shig & Buzz|
|the Falcons||El Caminos|
|the Surfin' Spacemen||Husky & the Sandmen|
|the Space Cossacks||Fifty Foot Combo|
|Laika & the Cosmonauts||Mark Brody & the Beaver Patrol|
|Blue Stingrays||Death Valley|
|the Torpedoes||Vice Barons|
There are some interesting points worth noting.|
These 90's bands are inspired by various instrumental recordings of the early 1960's. Some people might say that they have simply copied those 1960's recordings. I think it is more accurate to say that they are inspired by that 1960's style.
When the 60's bands released albums they usualy had a large percentage of vocal numbers and even the instrumentals were frequently still in the 50's rock and roll style of instrumental. Now in the 90's the bands listed above are totaly avoiding vocal numbers and the music they play is inspired by the best recordings of the 60's. So, as I see it, they are taking these great, and long neglected 1960's music styles and refining and distilling some of the best qualities and features of the music of the sixties.
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