Tag: Surf

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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6’+ Episode 59 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Time to walk through a marble orchard and find yourself face to face with a headstone bearing your name. Walk over to the Patterson Tomb to hear another MONSTERMATT MINUTE. There’s a group of 80′s punk rockers off in the far corner, so they must be listening …

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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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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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Things I Dig Up

For about five years, I resided in Troy, New York. It was one of the three cities in the “Tri-City Region,” the other two being Schenectady and the state capitol, Albany. Schenectady and I never hit it off. My only forays included hanging out with a semi-crazy goth girl I met while she worked at …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Crimson Ghosts

The Crimson Ghosts Official Myspace Earth EP, Necro-Tone Records 2009 One cannot discuss the Crimson Ghosts without first discussing the Misfits. Formed by Glenn Danzig in 1977, the punk band has gone through many changes since its humble beginnings in Lodi, New Jersey. Although their name came from a Marilyn Monroe film, the band’s image …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Go!Tsunami

Comrade Voorhees approves!

Go!Tsunami Official Myspace New Wave Order, Deep Eddy Records 2009 The exact origins of Go!Tsunami are just as mysterious as the hockey mask-wearing musicians that make up the band. Checking their official bio will tell you the band was formed in Springfield, IL and how the band consists of: Riptide Stan Overboard Stringray Jr. The …

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The Mermen A Glorious Lethal Euphoria June is a four letter word. June, historically, has been what they call a shit month for me. Nothing outright tragic or catastrophic has come about within that calendar month which is why the yearly dolor that rides in after May is confounding. Outside of some biological or metaphysical …

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A Handful of Dirt: Michelle of Go Kat Go! Radio

  A Handful of Dirt asks a person five questions they wouldn’t normally expect or receive in any other credible interview. In consulting the Serendipiter Bag o’InquiryTM, we pose a series of questions to come up with a bit of knowledge unknown before – a handful of dirt.   We will let the subject of …

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6’+ – It’s alive. IT’S ALIVE!!

At :16 past midnite this morning, the first episode of 6’+ went live over at www.6ftplus.com. It’s the music program brought to you by us, GdL16. We want to take this moment to thank all those involved – every single band that gave us permission to use their music in this first episode; to everyone …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Ghastly Ones

Date night!

The Ghastly Ones Official Site Target: Draculon, Ghastly Plastics 2006 Unearthed, Ghastly Plastics 2007 Well, Freaky Tiki Surf-ari has come to a close and I’ve saved what’s often regarded as (and rightfully so) the best for last. Not only do the Ghastly Ones play amazing horror surf jam-packed with horror movie references, but they also …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Satan’s Pilgrims

Satan’s Pilgrims Official Site Plymouth Rock, Musick Recordings 2004 Psychsploitation, Sp Records 2009 According to their official Facebook page, Satan’s Pilgrims formed in 1992 over a (quote) “series of house parties hosted by the members of the band” in Portland, Oregon. Basing their name on the exploitation film Satan’s Sadists, the Pilgrims soon became an …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Surf Zombies

Criswell Predicts!

The Surf Zombies Official Myspace Something Weird, Oasis Manufacturing 2009 The Surf Zombies first came to my attention by the way of a “Rock and Roots” CD sampler. The split second I saw the song title “El Funebre (The Hearse)” and the band’s name on the track listing, I knew I was in for a …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Man Or Astro-Man?

Man Or Astro-Man? Official Site Live Transmissions From Uranus, Touch and Go Records 1997 (Original release date: 1995) Founded in Auburn, Alabama during the early 90’s, Man Or Astro-Man? soon rose to fame for both their excellent surf music and various gimmicks. Not only did they base songs on horror and sci-fi movies (even including …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Mission Creeps

Don't ask me, I have no idea what that is.

The Mission Creeps Official Site Dark Cells, Refractory Records 2010 The Mission Creeps aren’t your typical horror surf band. Brandon Specktor of the Arizona Daily Wildcat described their unique style as “gothic/garage rock,” ReverbNation called it “reverb-drenched guitar, psychotic theremin and velvelty…” and one Frankie Estelle calls them a “Cramps-style surfabilly band.” The Creeps themselves …

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