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So I've joined a surf instrumental band- tune suggestions appreciated

Discussion in 'Band Wagon' started by blowtorch, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    How about some surf/raggae
     
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  2. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Here ya go - it has a water theme

     
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  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Gonna add Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress here
    Wish I could think of some universally-recognized Tony Joe White/SCOTS-beat type stuff
     
  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Spring City, Pa
    A buddy does a KILLER Surf Greensleeves.
    Play the notes on the beat and it surfs!
     
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  5. jdgladw

    jdgladw TDPRI Member

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    Dec 10, 2007
    Denver, CO
    If you don't want to be super obvious, there are a lot of late 70s / early 80s catchy punk/power pop tunes that could easily be turned into surf rave-ups. For example:


    or

    or




    You could do with these what the Wasagas did with Pet Cemetary recently:

     
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  6. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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  7. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Dec 12, 2016
    Amsterdam
    Yass! I very much like your approach :)

    "Good groove" is something your band puts in. That in mind, pick basically any top ten hits from 10 - 20 years back and you're done :)
     
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  8. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Surf/instrumental is not really my thing - but this is a great choice. Could jam for ages over this!

    LA Woman as well??
     
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  9. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2010
    Northern NJ
    I’ve done a surf version of “While my guitar gently weeps” that’s been well received. Dripping and whammylicious...

    I like the theme from “kids in the hall”, well known among some, not so much but sounds good and would fill some space.
     
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  10. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    My Heart Will Go On

    for laughs
     
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  11. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
  12. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan


    WEBB WILDER!
     
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  13. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    In case you missed this:
     
  14. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Wow, that was also gonna be my suggestion! Gotta happen.
     
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  15. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Gotta haven Ed Roman "genuine" Mosrite.:twisted:
     
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  16. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    my pick.... :)

     
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  17. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

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    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    That's "We're not a surf band/Wait, I guess we are a surf band" Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
     
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  18. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 2, 2015
    PNW USA
    Any of the James Bond songs, and especially the main 007 theme.
     
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  19. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    How could I have forgotten the slow surf drag at the beginning of this:
     
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