Surf Punks - Locals Only tape !
Surf Punks - Locals Only
1982 Day-Glo Lp / 1993 Restless Records Tape
01. Locals Only
02. Shark Attack
03. No Fat Chicks
04. I'm a Valley
05. Tube Rider
06. Water Sports
07. Born to Surf
08. Spoiled Brats from Malibu II
09. Hey, Mr. Lifeguard
10. Kanan's Doomed
11. Tijuana Weekend
12. New Lead Guuitar
13. Spoiled Brats from Malibu I
14. Sealed With a Kiss
The Surf Punks were a pop punk band formed in 1976 by Malibu residents Dennis Dragon (son of the Symphony conductor Carmen Dragon, and brother of Captain & Tennille's Daryl Dragon), and Drew Steele. Dennis recruited the additional talents of Malibu residents, Tony Creed AKA "Hulk", for lead guitar and blues harp, fellow bodysurfer/frisbeeist John Hunt on bass, and south bay resident John Heussenstamm for lead guitar. This was the original core group, produced and engineered by Dennis in his garage studio across the street from Zuma Beach, his favorite body surfing spot.
Their 1978 first album, an independent release on their own label, Day Glo Records, garnered them enough airplay on the then fledgling L.A. alternative radio station KROQ to lead to a re-release of the album on Epic Records in 1980, and the release of two further albums, Locals Only and Oh No, Not Them Again on Enigma, with Mark Miller, keyboard player Jerry Weber and lifeguard/guitarist Andy Jackson.
The lyrics of the band centered primarily on the in-group/out-group experiences of "locals" (surfers living on the beach in Malibu) and "valleys" (commuters from the San Fernando Valley to the private and public beaches of the exclusive Malibu Beach community). Never truly "punk" in the traditional sense of the word, the Surf Punks were sort of a "Beach Boys" of the punk world, offering an intelligent take on the "turf wars" over the southern California beaches and its waves.
The term "surf punk" was a generational adaptation of the term "surf Nazi" which was in wide use in the early days of the sport in the 60s and 70s, and also used tongue-in-cheek to describe people who were fanatically dedicated to their sport.(more on Wiki)
Original tape extracted from Teac W-750R with DMC Auxiliary Input to Wave, then 224~320 Mp3 encoded + scans & tags; 4 locals only, do not drop in the sand!
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