Outline 7 - Surf, Beach Boys

Outline 7 - Surf, Beach Boys - Lecture 7 Surf, Beach Boys...

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Lecture 7 Surf, Beach Boys Surf Music • California: strong economy and image of fun and sun draws people west • Surfing: a California craze, especially after the 1959 film Gidget • Surfers developed their own culture and music Dick Dale and his Del-Tones • Dick Dale: the King of surf musicians and first in many ways • EX. “Miserlou” (1962) – Fast, twangy, metallic sound – Middle-Eastern-sounding melodies over Spanish-inflected chords • Instrumental surf music came first; a distinctive sound • Leo Fender, the Showman amplifier, reverb Other instrumental surf classics include: • The Ventures, “Walk Don’t Run” (1960, 1964) • The Surfaris, “Wipe Out” (1963): classic drum solo The Beach Boys • Formed 1961; a family affair • Commercial and critical success • Beach Boys added glossy vocal harmonies to surf; made it internationally known EX. “Surfin’ USA” • The Beach Boys’ breakthrough record (1963)
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2008 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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