Saturday, February 7, 2009

SURF SPIES AND JAZZ!

SURF SPIES AND JAZZ!

MISTER 8's SPY BLOG HAS A GREAT POST ON SURF SPY MUSIC WITH SOME VERY COOL LINKS . . .

Surf rock is a genre of instrumental music, where the lead reverb-drenched melody is usually played by an electric guitar or saxaphone, or occasionally a Hammond organ or electric piano. Perhaps the most well-known surf songs are Miserlou, the Dick Dale track prominently featured in Pulp Fiction, Wipeout by the Surfaris, or Pipeline by the Chantays.

One sub-section of surf rock is spy surf, or spy rock, typified by jazz-influenced melodies in minor keys (many in E-minor), and twangy riffs played on the fat low strings. Influenced primarily by the work of Vic Flick (guitarist on the original Bond theme), and those who followed him in creating spy themes of the 60s, spy surf bands like Spy-Fi or Seks Bomba often mix covers with originals.

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1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

You can't go wrong with surf spies and Jazz!