2012 August 15 • Wednesday
Here's Surf Stompin' by Don Dailey, which I got at last year's WFMU Record Fair.
And here's Billy Boyd's Twangy Guitars, which I bought at Nickelodeon Records and wrote about here.
Despite the fact that Tangy Guitars has twelve tunes, six on a side, and Sur Stompin' only has ten, they're the same record! The label on the Surf Stompin' records claims that Side A has "Hang 10", "Close Out", "Moanin' at Makaha", "Surf Stompin'" and "Maile", while Side B has "Malibu", "I'm Stoked", "Way Out", "Ala Moana" and "Waimea Wipe Out" The actual program is identical to Twangy Guitars, though, and doesn't sound particularly surfy at all.
Was this a production mistake or some kind of deception meant to make some money of the popularity of surf music? The cover photo for Surf Stompin', by the way, is an image from one of Bruce Brown's surfing films. I only know that because they gave him a photo credit—much to my surprise. But maybe that was also a way to cash in on what was going on.