Category: Surf

Surf Music!

The Torments-The Creamer 7″

    From Hidden Volume records comes this great instrumental surf 45 from the relatively new band, The Torments. Pressed on orange vinyl with a limited run of 300, the first 50 with a set of glow in the dark buttons, these 2 songs on The Torments 2nd 7″ hit you with a one two …

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Review: The Tiki Creeps, INVADERS FROM BEYOND THE SURF

    Kraig Khaos. Kraig has a reoccuring feature on 6ftplus – Killer Kuts from Kraig Khaos – where he shares a song from a vinyl recording. Kraig has a new podcast called Uncommon Interests, where he discusses a wide range of pop culture ranging from the mainstream to deep underground. Surf music is a …

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Music In Costume: The Coffin Daggers dress up as George Barnes

I hate using the term ‘guitar god’ because it summons ideas of 70’s and 80’s stadium rock. But there are trailblazers that deserve the divine status. And I can’t really say that George Barnes would warrant that because I don’t know his bod of work, but my short research indicates that he was the first …

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Music In Costume: MAN…OR ASTRO-MAN? dresses up as The Ventures

There wasn’t a post yesterday because I’ve been busy with this Holiday season with two additional endeavors. PHANTOM CREEP RADIO is counting down the days until Halloween with the 13 DAYS OF PHANTOM CREEP RADIO. Every day until the 31st, there will be a new half-hour of the madness and mayhem that takes place at …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion

Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion Official Site The Legend Of Goatman’s Bridge, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 Five After Midnight, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 While there are many horror bands who wear masks and perform under aliases, none are nearly ass mysterious as Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion. One would think a band based …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami

Go!Tsunami Official Facebook The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami, Deep Eddy Records 2013 What can I say about Go!Tsunami that I haven’t already said in my first review of their work? As you may have guessed, this means I love the band and their follow-up to 2009’s New Wave Order is awesome. Let’s look at how …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Coffin Daggers

The Coffin Daggers Official Site Monsters from the Id, Urko Records 2011 New York 1999. While Y2K was weighing heavily on many peoples’ minds, Viktor Venom (aka Victor Dominicis) was thinking about music. Having previously preformed as a part of Reagan Youth, Chaos UK and Nausea, Venom was no stranger to punk rock. However, he …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Volcano Kings

Volcano Kings Official Myspace Music For An Exotic Monster Beach Party in Outer Space: Volume 1 , The Pawtucket League of Gentlemen 2012 The Rhode Island-based Volcano Kings have one of most intriguing musical styles I’ve ever encountered. Although plenty of the bands I’ve reviewed here cite surf, spy and film western music as influences, …

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Kill, Baby…Kill, CORRIDOR X

Kill, Baby…Kill Corridor X Buy at Deep Eddy and on Amazon / iTunes [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Kill-Baby…Kill-Something-on-the-Wing.mp3] I had the pleasure of catching Kill, Baby…Kill when they played on their last 2012 tour, the band having expanded on its Sometimes They Come Back! EP to incorporate music that would comprise the 2013 release, Corridor X. The show was …

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6’+ Episode 49 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It doesn’t matter if you can’t feel your toes, so long as your ears are still working. Listen to the newest episode with music from The Graveyard Stompers, The Phantomatics, Cult of the Psychic Fetus, The Staggers  The Surfin’ Dead and more. We’ll thaw Monstermatt Patterson in time …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Phase 2

Daikaiju Official Site Phase 2, DingDong Records 2010 Daikaiju has been up to a lot since I reviewed their debut album in the first Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. After issuing their “Flight of Garuda” single, the band released their second major album, appropriately named Phase 2. In “Escape From Nebula M Spacehunter” (named for the location …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Space Party

Space Nazis Must Die!

Space Party Official Myspace Invasion of the Surfer-Men!, Self-release 2010 Hellfire Halloween, Self-release 2010 With the scene flooded with so many American horror surf bands, it might be easy to miss the Australian group Space Party at first. Consisting of Alex Plegt on guitar, Kevin Lauro on bass and Darren Atkinson on drums, the band …

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The Evil Streaks, TALK TO THE DEAD

The Evil Streaks Talk To The Dead Band: Facebook, Store (Buy the CD here) [Audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Devils-Mark.mp3] Those attending the Friday the 13th performance by the Evil Streaks were given a surprise as their first full length, ‘Talk To The Dead,’ was unleashed ahead of schedule. The album is a supernaturally fuelled collection of thirteen songs drenched …

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The Madeira, TRIBAL FIRES

The Madeira Tribal Fires [audio:http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Madeira-Tribal-Fury.mp3] If you’re a fan of surf music, you more than likely already own ‘Tribal Fires’ by The Madeira. It’s forgivable if you don’t, but until you do, you’re going to get a stern look from everyone around you. RIGHTFULLY SO, I might add. The prevalent theme of ‘travel’ among The …

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King Ghidora, “Nameless”

If you listened to the latest episode of the 6’+ podcast, (which you can subscribe to on iTunes or listen to through Stitcher) you heard the song ‘Nameless’ by a band King Ghidora. Taking their name from the Monster Zero antagonist of the Toho/Godzilla mythos, they play surf-space rock heavily influenced by Man…Or Astro-Man?, Dick …

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6’+ Episode 28 is up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “VHS, Beta, Blu-Ray and DVD. Find them all at your Local Video Store. This episode captures some of the history so that your local store has a future. Metal Morgue has Dr. Gangrene talking with Count Lyle of Ghoultown, and there’s also MonsterMatt’s Minute. Music from The …

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