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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. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I've considered that. In some ways I like White Wedding more.
     
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  2. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    How about this one? There's a lot of TV/Movie themes that would work for this:


    And it's got a chord progression that fits well with the surf idiom.
     
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  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Some of the Neal Hefti stuff maybe would work well
     
  4. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Livin La Vida Loca. That’s almost surf anyway.

    Interesting, playing in a genre specific band and playing to general audiences is a bit of a mare. You get 5% of the audience who think you shouldn’t be doing anything that’s not true to the genre but if you do songs the hard core fans know that were never hits no one else likes them.
     
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    Billnchristy Tele-Afflicted

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    e23589 Tele-Meister

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  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I'm on there, as of last weekend. I'm blowtorch : )
     
  8. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    For some reason, I have a slow instro version of Blue Moon Of Kentucky running through my head...
     
  9. MusicCityGrooves

    MusicCityGrooves TDPRI Member

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    Jun 30, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    You may get some ideas from Italian Surf Academy, if you're not familiar with them. IIRC, they've done some rearranged standards of various kinds, possibly including some pop ones.
     
  10. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Most of the sound track from Pulp Fiction is instrumental music.
     
  11. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
  12. bromdenlong

    bromdenlong TDPRI Member

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    Secret Agent Man sounds even better in Spanish. Check out El Hombre Secreto from the Repo Man soundtrack.
     
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  13. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 11, 2010
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  14. Telegazer

    Telegazer Tele-Holic

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    May 6, 2008
    Republic of Korea
    Just to add a few more...2-tone ska tracks (especially ones with harmonic minor melodies) injected with caffeine and sped waaaaaay up would make a fantastic suite of surf band tracks.

    The Specials - Ghost Town
    Madness (orig. Prince Buster)- One Step Beyond
    The English Beat -Mirror in the Bathroom
    The Selecter - Missing Words
    The Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Get Smart Theme Song (2013)
     
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