I is for… Influence
The influence of surf music is everywhere. You can hear it echoed in the TV spy themes of the '60s and in the drumming of Keith Moon of The Who.
Moon was such a huge surf fan that he bought Dick Dale and Beach Boys records by mail order from the States. Over the years he would on occasion run through The Beach Boys' version of Barbara Ann with the rest of The Who. Don't believe us? Watch this YouTube treat!
You can also hear the influence of surf in the beautiful guitar work on Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game - and thus a good excuse to watch this classic music video. Hey, it was even shot on a beach!
I is also for… International
You want international surf music? We’ve discussed bands from the likes of the US, UK, Japan and Croatia so let’s throw another nation into the mix. We proudly present Rumblefish from Istanbul in Turkey - their tune Last Wave is great!