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->''Surf music is actually just the sound of the waves played on a guitar: that wet, splashy sound.''
-->--'''Music/DickDale'''


On the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, Surf Rock covered a wide spectrum. While vocal Surf Rock could range from as light as 2 to as hard as 4, the instrumental side of the style was some of the first rock music to reach 5; in some revivals, instrumental surf rock can go as high as 7.

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On the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, Surf Rock covered covers a wide spectrum. While vocal Surf Rock could range from as light as 2 to as hard as 4, the instrumental side of the style was some of the first rock music to reach 5; in some revivals, instrumental surf rock can go as high as 7.


On the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, Surf Rock covered a wide spectrum. While most vocal Surf Rock was between 3 and 4, the instrumental side of the style was some of the first rock music to reach 5; in some revivals, it can go as high as 7.

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On the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, Surf Rock covered a wide spectrum. While most vocal Surf Rock was between 3 and could range from as light as 2 to as hard as 4, the instrumental side of the style was some of the first rock music to reach 5; in some revivals, it instrumental surf rock can go as high as 7.

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On the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness, Surf Rock covered a wide spectrum. While most vocal Surf Rock was between 3 and 4, the instrumental side of the style was some of the first rock music to reach 5; in some revivals, it can go as high as 7.


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Surf rock was incredibly popular between 1961-1965, the period from which originated its iconic songs such as "[[OlderThanTheyThink Misirlou]]", "Let's Go Trippin'", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Surfin' USA", "Fun, Fun, Fun" and others. Another label applied to some of these bands, who played songs about fast cars rather than surfing, was "hot rod rock". The genre's popularity was effectively killed by TheBritishInvasion starting in 1964, with the only group that survived being Music/TheBeachBoys, who despite their association weren't really a SurfRock band.

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Surf rock was incredibly popular between 1961-1965, the period from which originated its iconic songs such as "[[OlderThanTheyThink Misirlou]]", "Let's Go Trippin'", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Surfin' USA", "Fun, Fun, Fun" and others. Another label applied to some of these bands, who played songs about fast cars rather than surfing, was "hot rod rock". The genre's popularity was effectively killed by TheBritishInvasion UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion starting in 1964, with the only group that survived being Music/TheBeachBoys, who despite their association weren't really a SurfRock band.

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* Music/TheBeachBoys: From 1961 to 1964 only, although Mike Love brought the band back to that genre in the early Nineties:

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* Music/TheBeachBoys: From 1961 to 1964 only, although Mike Love [[Horrible/{{Music}} (rather unsucessfully)]] brought the band back to that genre in the early Nineties:


Surf rock was incredibly popular between 1961-1965, the period from which originated its iconic songs such as "[[OlderThanTheyThink Misirlou]]", "Let's Go Trippin'", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Surfin' USA", "Fun, Fun, Fun" and others. Another label applied to some of these bands, who played songs about fast cars rather than surfing, was "hot rod rock". The genre's popularity was effectively killed by TheBritishInvasion starting in 1964, with the only group that survived being TheBeachBoys, who despite their association weren't really a SurfRock band.

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Surf rock was incredibly popular between 1961-1965, the period from which originated its iconic songs such as "[[OlderThanTheyThink Misirlou]]", "Let's Go Trippin'", "Pipeline", "Wipe Out", "Surfin' USA", "Fun, Fun, Fun" and others. Another label applied to some of these bands, who played songs about fast cars rather than surfing, was "hot rod rock". The genre's popularity was effectively killed by TheBritishInvasion starting in 1964, with the only group that survived being TheBeachBoys, Music/TheBeachBoys, who despite their association weren't really a SurfRock band.


* [[Music/TheBelAirs The Bel-Airs]] ("Mr. Moto")

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* [[Music/TheBelAirs The Bel-Airs]] ("Mr. Moto")Moto") - the group later split into The Challengers and Eddie and the Showmen


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* Music/EddieAndTheShowmen


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* Music/TheHondells ("Little Honda")
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* Music/TheAstronautsMusic/TheAstronauts ("Baja")



* Music/TheChallengers



* Music/DickDale and His Del-Tones ("Let's Go Trippin'", "Misirlou")

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* Music/DickDale Music/TheDakotas ("The Cruel Sea") - Billy J. Kramer's band, another one of the non-American bands.
* [[Music/DickDale Dick Dale
and His Del-Tones Del-Tones]] ("Let's Go Trippin'", "Misirlou")



* Music/TheFrogmen ("Underwater")



* Music/TheRevels ("Comanche")

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* Music/TheRevels ("Comanche")("Church Key", "Comanche")
* Music/TheSentinals ("Latin'ia")



* Music/TheTornados ("Bustin' Surfboards")
* Music/TheVentures ("Walk Don't Run")

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* Music/TheTornados Music/TheTornadoes ("Bustin' Surfboards")
Surfboards") - not to be confused with the British band of "Telstar" fame, although they later renamed themselves the Hollywood Tornadoes to avoid said confusion.
* Music/TheVentures ("Walk Don't Run")
Run") - not exactly a surf band (they only recorded one album with surfing in mind), but often thought of as one, and their hits are mainstays of surf groups' repertoires.


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* Music/TheFantasticBaggys ("Tell 'Em I'm Surfin'")

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And, to top it all off, even the Muppets have once made an album with a lot of surf rock:
* ''Music/MuppetBeachParty'' (1993)


Surf rock comes in two flavours, instrumental and vocal. Both versions are centered around some common traits, such as electric guitars using "wet"-sounding spring reverb (''the'' central defining characteristic of surf music, arguably), vibrato and tremolo, driving rhythms, and in the case of vocal surf rock, doo-wop inspired vocal harmonies. While surf rock generally stuck to the guitar-bass-drums lineup and used some very specific guitar models (they loved the Fender, Mosrite, Teisco and Danelectro brands), there was occasional use of other instruments such as keyboards or saxophone. Notably, surf rock was one of the first genres to universally adopt the electric bass.

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Surf rock comes in two flavours, instrumental and vocal. Both versions are centered around some common traits, such as electric guitars using "wet"-sounding spring reverb (''the'' central defining characteristic of surf music, arguably), vibrato and tremolo, driving rhythms, and in the case of vocal surf rock, doo-wop inspired vocal harmonies. While surf rock generally stuck to the guitar-bass-drums lineup line-up and used some very specific guitar models (they loved the Fender, Mosrite, Teisco and Danelectro brands), there was occasional use of other instruments such as keyboards or saxophone. Notably, surf rock was one of the first genres to universally adopt the electric bass.



* Music/TheBeachBoys: From 1962 to 1965 only.
** ''Surfin' Safari'' (1962)
** ''Surfin' U.S.A.'' (1963)
** ''Surfer Girl'' (1963)
** ''Little Deuce Coupe'' (1963)
** ''Shut Down, Volume 2'' (1964)
** ''All Summer Long'' (1964)
** ''The Beach Boys' Christmas Album'' (1964)
** ''The Beach Boys Today!'' (1965)
** ''Music/SummerDaysAndSummerNights'' (1965)
** ''Music/BeachBoysParty'' (1965)

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* Music/TheBeachBoys: From 1961 to 1964 only, although Mike Love brought the band back to that genre in the early Nineties:
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1962 to 1965 only.
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- ''Surfin' Safari'' (1962)
Safari''
** 1963 - ''Surfin' U.S.A.'' (1963)
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** 1963 - ''Surfer Girl'' (1963)
Girl''
** 1963 - ''Little Deuce Coupe'' (1963)
Coupe''
** 1964 - ''Shut Down, Volume 2'' (1964)
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** 1964 - ''All Summer Long'' (1964)
Long''
** ''The Beach Boys' Christmas Album'' (1964)
** ''The Beach Boys Today!'' (1965)
** ''Music/SummerDaysAndSummerNights'' (1965)
** ''Music/BeachBoysParty'' (1965)
1992 - ''Summer In Paradise''

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