Surf-Age Nuggets:Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966

Surf-Age Nuggets:Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966


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Surf-Age Nuggets:Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966

The four-disc set Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 plays like the flip side to Rhino's classic surf music box set Cowabunga!, and for good reason: that set's co-producer, James Austin, helmed this project, and his passion and encyclopedic knowledge of surf music from its greats to its most obscure acts is a big part of what makes this collection such a thrill. Where Cowabunga! concentrated on surf's stars, Surf-Age Nuggets digs deep; for every song by Dick Dale, there are many more by lesser-known but just as devoted acts such as the Ramrods, the Telstars, the Mosriters, and the Elite U.F.O. (!). The collection also lives up to the Trash & Twang part of its name with lots of rough, raw tracks that border on proto-punk in their intensity (check out the Emotionals' down-and-dirty version of "Miserlou," the Gestics' "Rockin' Fury," or the Safaris' "Kick Out") as well as commercials and movie trailers (the ones for Vox and House on Haunted Hill are especially memorable) that reflect how big a part surf music played in pop culture at the time, and vice versa. Covering all the bases of surf music from sleek to raw and everything in between, this set is a must for anyone who wants to explore the style beyond its big names.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Rockbeat Records
UPC: 0089353309824
catalogNumber: 3098

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dick Dale   Memorabilia
Chris Isaak   Liner Notes
Link Wray   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Composer
James Austin   Producer,Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Hidle Brown Barnum   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction,Memorabilia,Cover Photo
Dave Burke   Liner Notes
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Gary Stovall   Composer
Alan Taylor   Liner Notes
Dick Blackburn   Memorabilia
Rhythm Surfers   Composer
Velvetones   Composer
Rick Griffin   Memorabilia
Larry Carney   Composer
Joe Van Winkle   Composer
Allan Capps   Composer
Andy Strauss   Cover Photo
Garvey   Composer
((Grosskopf))   Composer
Road Runners   Composer
Bellamy   Composer
Stan Goldberg   Memorabilia
Ken Jenkins   Composer
Beckwith   Composer
Delory   Composer
Emeralds   Composer
Mike Esposito   Memorabilia
Mike Campbell   Liner Notes
Jim Aparo   Memorabilia
Jack Kirby   Memorabilia
Hy Eisman   Memorabilia
Dick Ayers   Memorabilia
Bob Perine   Memorabilia
Win Mortimer   Memorabilia
Ross Andru   Memorabilia
Norman Saunders   Artwork
Norm Eastman   Artwork

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