Surf rock has always been one of the most unique genres, despite the tendency of acts to repeat the same old Stratocaster solos ad nauseam. Funny as it may sound, surf is a tough genre to master, one that can't fall back on a charismatic vocalist to cover up any instrumental deficiencies. It is virtually atmospheric, a sound that balances disciplined playing with a freewheeling West Coast attitude. Yet when rendered properly, there's usually a spark within those ethereal instrumentals. To some, there's even religion within them, particularly within the hardened fretwork of Dick Dale or the catchy... More >>>
Man or Astro-Man?: Space cadets whose surf tunes are out of this world.