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Jan & Dean Were Number One 50 Years Ago This Week


Brian Wilson co-wrote the first number one surf song of the rock and roll era. Unfortunately for him, it was not The Beach Boys who recorded the song. Read More »

Music Review: Beach Day – `Trip Trap Attack’

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`Trip Trap Attack' is an engaging debut from Beach Day, a young trio who channels Phil Spector, The Ventures, and girl groups of the '60s. Read More »

Music Review: The Beach Boys – “Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour”


The Beach Boys have released a fine document of their epic 50th Anniversary Tour. Surf's up! Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash and Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966 [4-CD Box Set]

Surf-Age Nuggets is a delightful collection of 100 surf music instrumentals sure to please any fan of the genre. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 1959-1966

A collection of some of the most obscure surf singles ever released. Read More »

Music Review: The Beach Boys – 50 Big Ones

An excellent two-disc overview of The Beach Boys' 50 year career. Read More »

Music Review: Jan & Dean – Surf City: The Best Of Jan & Dean

The sun always shines on the music of Jan & Dean. Read More »

Book Review: The Beach Boys FAQ by Jon Stebbins

A book containing a great deal of lesser known Beach Boys facts. Read More »

Music Review: The Surfaris – Fun City USA/Wipe Out

Summer, The Surfaris, Wipe Out, and other delights. Read More »

Book Review: Surf Beat: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Forgotten Revolution by Kent Crowley

The history of surf music, from the late fifties to the present. Read More »