The only music I know having to do with surf would be the beach boys. Jeffrey are you talking about surfer/skater rock or the old traditional European ditty music the old school traditionalist European musicians used to rave about back in the day.
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I get the sense most of the diary regulars don't listen to reggae or dub, but that doesn't stop me from posting about it. Same with rap. Or soul. Or blues. I'm also planning on posting some tribal folk music from Africa at some point.
How 'bout some chindon-ya? I know several diary members are into Japanese music, but this is vintage Japan. It's a style of marching band music involving street musicians who usually perform at store openings.
I'm down with many styles of music, and I'm always open to hearing stuff I'm less familiar with otherwise. Really there are only a few genres I typically don't care for: polka, Tejano, and Zydeco being the main group. Even then there are some exceptions to this. So yeah, feel free to post whatever you want music wise. Trust me: you're not going to weird or freak *me* out with music, and this is my thread, so there.
On the subject of weird music....
I don't have time at the moment to write something that would do this thing justice, so here's a description taken from AQ Records:
'Luie Luie is a one man band of drums, trumpet, Moog, guitar and flute who often (and still does!) performed in Mexican and Mediterranean restaurants in Southern California. But he is so much more than that. Soldier, Martial Arts Enthusiast, Actor (he appeared in a film with Elvis!), Musician and Inspirational Speaker, he created a new dance concept called the "Touchy" to help bring people closer together and engage each other in new and exciting ways musically. On this album from 1974 with almost every song including the word "Touch" or "Touchy" in their titles, he begins each song with a spoken preamble that outlines his philosophy on life, love and humanity and how his "dance" works. With the help of the "Touchy Button", a pin with a drawing of Luie's face on it, partners can wear the pin on various parts of their bodies and the object is simply for the partners to touch each other with their "Touchy Buttons" to the music. Yet, the music Luie creates is probably not what most would describe as dance music. Often beginning each song with a loud trumpet blast, followed by lurching rhythms and swampy beats that waver in and out of tempo, containing melodies that seem like a underwater Mariachi band went insane, the music seems almost counterpoint to his endearing explanations of togetherness, like you may want to run away...far away! But with a closer and more firmly resolved listen, you have to realize that the music and this album are truly extraordinary. Who else could make music this warped and wacky yet with absolutely no tongue in cheek?'
....And yes, I myself have a Touchy button. I cherish it.post #17674 of 214198/27/13 at 7:15pm
When it's time to sell, I've a simple strategy - appeal to your girlfriend and tell her you really really want this stuff!post #17675 of 214198/27/13 at 7:17pmQuote:
Yep when they mentioned Surf I started listening to the beach boys :).post #17677 of 214198/27/13 at 7:19pmQuote:
I do. But most of the Stuff I'd listen to is older. From the 80s and 90s mostly. But there are tracks here and there from the newer artists I do enjoy as well. It's just rare in comparison.
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Mbube , huh There is actually some good stuff out there and particularly some binaural recordings done recently. Tchad Blake made a few on site as part of a musical project.
A little more somber are some old 78 rips of Navajo chants made (I think) in the 30's. I need to dig that disk out again.post #17679 of 214198/27/13 at 8:34pmQuote:Originally Posted by TwinQY
Definitely check out the Asian Music thread for this. Me and a couple of others have posted in that vein before. Stuff out of the furthest recesses from that land of the rising sun. Material dusty beyond comprehension. We welcome all newcomers. Unless you have some animated robot female singing about strawberries.
How about a cute Japanese girl dancing cheesy among sweets and singing lyrics that make no sensepost #17680 of 214198/27/13 at 8:42pmpost #17681 of 214198/27/13 at 8:46pm
Well, if y'all don't mind getting wet.....I got into surf music after hearing the Venture's classic Walk,Don't Run. When I went looking for more of this good stuff, I entered a whole new world of music that I had never heard before, not just surf music but instro rock in general. Everything from garage rock to hot-rod songs to skater punk. I loved it! Some folks are turned-off by the repetitious nature of this kind of music(and the massive amounts of reverb/distortion in it), but it has a vibrant energy to it that is very satisfying. It has also experienced a resurgence in the last few decades, thanks in large part to the movie Pulp Fiction. The "New Surf" bands do such a good job of aping the classic ones that you can't really tell them apart, which seems to be exactly what they want.
So, here we go, classic surf music circa 1964: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_bfMqQXGbY One of the lesser known surf ditties and one of my faves.
Now, a New Surf band from the 80's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm1pKqRhAUw Awesome band out of the DC area. Who knew they had surf there?
And finally, the father of surf music, Dick Dale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCYOFVLTO8U He's 76 and still playing gigs!
If y'all enjoyed this stuff, I can post a lot more of it. Every time I go on Youtube, I discover more surf/instro bands that I never heard of. Enjoy!....post #17682 of 214198/27/13 at 8:50pm
If you think that was bad wait til you get a load of the video below. Place, France 2012 Expo. The Expo Japan section decides to go all out and present a live show that's a benchmark for Japanese culture and their youth. So what did they put out on stage? Girls dressed in anime outfits dancing cheesy and going out of their way to be overly cute. Probably the biggest WTF moment for Europeans who have never been exposed to Japanese culture. Oh well, the kids seemed to really have loved it.post #17683 of 214198/27/13 at 8:51pmQuote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waAsEQ6PQOo&feature=youtube_gdata_playerpost #17684 of 214198/27/13 at 8:53pm
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If you think that was bad wait til you get a load of the video below. Place, France 2012 Expo. The Expo Japan section decides to go all out and present a live show that's a benchmark for Japanese culture and their youth. So what did they put out on stage? Girls dressed in anime outfits dancing cheesy and going out of their way to be overly cute. Probably the biggest WTF moment for Europeans who have never been exposed to Japanese culture. Oh well, the kids seemed to really have loved it.
As the Germans look on "These were our allies during the war?" From Bushido and Shinto to that. And I thought RAP was a cultural malfunction
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