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Pulp Surfin
Various Artists
Pulp Surfin
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

1995 compilation on Del-Fi featuring 18 surf gems from the vaults of the esteemed label. Includes - Lively Ones 'Pipeline', Impacts 'Ft. Lauderdale', Brian Wilson & Andy Paley 'In My Moondreams', Blue Hawaiians 'Penetra...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Pulp Surfin
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Donna Records
Original Release Date: 8/17/1995
Re-Release Date: 8/8/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, By Decade, 1960s, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 714997002229


Album Description
1995 compilation on Del-Fi featuring 18 surf gems from the vaults of the esteemed label. Includes - Lively Ones 'Pipeline', Impacts 'Ft. Lauderdale', Brian Wilson & Andy Paley 'In My Moondreams', Blue Hawaiians 'Penetration', Mr. Guy (a.k.a. Frank Zappa) 'Letter From Jeepers', Tiki Gods (featuring ex-Cars guitarist Elliot Easton) 'Monte Carlo Nights', Bobby Fuller Four 'Misirlou' (Live), Centurians 'Intoxica' and more!

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Son of the Beach
tegaikow | San Clemente, Ca. | 04/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If this CD doesn't get you excited about surf music, you are asleep. These are some of the guys that everybody else copied. You know how Dr. Demento always comes out with those great tunes from the past? Not him here, but this production is in the same vein(kinda like Pulp Fiction?). So much fun and energy. Get in your car, roll down the windows, turn it up and head for the water, any water, or order a whiskey and water. Hell, buy it just for the cover alone."
Offbeat & Fabulous Compilation
K. Brown | Walnut, Ca USA | 10/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't think of a more diverse and unusual compilation of surf music than this particular collection. You get old school & modern surf groups, and a keen variety of novelty tunes and straight out surf instrumentals.

Some of the coolest highlights include Bobby Fuller's raw take on "Miserlou," The Blue Hawaiians' cover of "Penetration" (trivia note: for you Spongebob fans, the cool instrumentals in the cartoons are often The Blue Hawaiians!), and "Intoxica" by The Centurions.

The piece that wins me over, above everything else, is Eden Ahbez's spoken prose "Full Moon," a celebration of his solitary earthy lifestyle. If his name does not ring a bell, Eden Ahbez is best known for penning the song "Nature Boy" that was made famous by Nat King Cole, and has been covered by many vocalists since then. Ahbez was one of those rare nature boys who actually lived the "Mother Earth" message he preached from adolescence until his passing in the mid 1990s.

As far as surf music compilations go, this is one unique buy at a very reasonable price. I will go out on a limb and say that even if you are not a fanatic lover of surf music, take a chance on Pulp Surfin'. This collection is fantastic!"
Superior (if eccentric) Collection of Instrumental Rock
Danno | NY, NY | 02/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD when it originally came out in the middle 1990s and have consistently played it ever since. The cover is a neat homage to the Pulp Fiction movie poster, and despite the title "Pulp Surfing," its contents go far beyond surf music. About half the CD is devoted to vintage surf music, including the Lively Ones' excellent hit "Pipeline." The rest is split between modern surf-influenced instrumental rock, and an assortment of nonsurf oddities like Link Wray's "Rumble" and Frank Zappa's "Monster Mash" ripoff "Letter from Jeepers." If you're a serious surf fan, you probably have most of the vintage stuff already, so the newer tunes are what will draw you in. They include the Tiki Gods' excellent "Monte Carlo Nights" (used to great effect in the film "Jackie Brown"), Brian Wilson and Andy Paley's collaboration on "In My Moondreams," the Boardwalkers' cover of Henry Mancini's "Shot in the Dark," and the very funny "Jacques Cousteau" performed by Young Jacques. The liner notes, while minimal, are accurate and will point you towards other CDs by the same artists. This is a great CD to play while driving or enjoying great scenery."