205-7-1 - Lecture 7 Surf, Beach Boys Surf Music California...

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Lecture 7 Surf, Beach Boys Surf Music California in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s: strong economy and image of fun and sun drew 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 and its reverb EX. The Surfaris, “Wipe Out” (1963) - Another instrumental surf classic - Famous drum solo Instrumental surf music sound resurfaces later in the music of the Ramones, B-52s and others; the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction The Beach Boys Formed 1961; a family affair Commercial and critical success Beach Boys added Chuck Berry riffs and glossy vocal harmonies to surf; and made it
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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205-7-1 - Lecture 7 Surf, Beach Boys Surf Music California...

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