What needs to be said here? Agent Orange helped keep surf alive in the 80s, with blistering versions of classics like "Mr. Moto."
Infiltrate these G-Men's HQ. Hippies beware.
Not be confused with The Aquamen from San Francisco, these ultra-trad cats are making waves in the mountains of North Carolina.
The hardest-drinking band in surf music -- no stinkin' hangover's gonna ruin their good time!
The Aqua Velvets
IUMA page for one of the smoothest instro acts out there. Part surf, part lounge!
The Arch Villians
Real, live teenagers playing real, live surf & garage music! Coolest guys to go truant from school. They're now scotch drinkers, thanks to our corrupting influence.
The Bambi Molesters
If you don't think Twang & 'Verb is the universal language, then how do you explain this reverb-soaked Croatian band?
The Boss Martians
The surf & drag kings of the Great Northwest! Stop by and tell Evan hey!
Never touch a capacitor -- it can kill you if you don't know what you're doing. Check out the world's first virtual robot surf band.
If someone asked you what "surf music" is, the song to play for them would be "Pipeline," and the band who brought it to you is right here.
Another seminal First Wave surf band -- these guys later evolved into The Turtles.
Dead Manís Curve
London's #1 surf combo -- these guys are serious about their good times!
Austin, Texas' answer to The Man With No Name. Haunting spaghetti surf music.
Teisco Del Rey
King of the El Cheapo Guitars, Teisco rules the roost in Austin.
The Ego has landed! The "King of the Surf Guitar", The "Father of Heavy Metal", The "Lord of Loud", The... uh, well, Richard Monsour finally has his own web page.
Dirk Doom and the Overdrive Orchestra
High-powered surf from Great White North -- Toronto, to be exact!
No surf crashing in Milwaukee, you say? Remember what made the town famous before The Exotics and you'll understand.
Family Dollar Pharaohs
If brevity is indeed the soul of wit, these Chapel Hill guys are the sharpest cats around.
Check out this First Wave surf band back in action!
The Hollow Grinders
You know the stereotypes about New Zealanders -- that they're just a bunch of sex-fueled maniacs interested only in beer, babes and good times. Well, The Hollow Grinders sure as hell aren't doing anything to dispell that myth! Salut!
Canada sure does produce some great instro bands -- here's Exhibit A.
The Penetrators are a bad influence on The Arch Villians; The Arch Villians are a bad influence on Inspector 23 -- these guys are high school FRESHMEN in Olympia, WA! Stop by and encourage them -- the fate of Western Civilization may depend on it.
Jonny & the Shamen
New surf band from just down the highway in Mobile, Alabama! Muuhahaha! The Southern Surf Syndicate gets stronger by the day!
King of Hawaii
Mood music for sunburned tough guys -- even though they're from rainy Seattle.
Laika and the Cosmonauts
Music from beyond tomorrow -- these Fins' tunes will drive you insane with their catchiness.
A band that's been around since the Second Wave, with lots of surf harmonies among the reverb.
Man or Astroman?
From Auburn to Alpha Centauri to Atlanta, the inimitable Astromen have defined a new level of showmanship, and blazed the trail for acceptance of instrumental bands in the South.
Everyone's favorite English producer nutcase -- the man behind the immortal "Telstar."
From North of the Border comes the thunderous attack of Los Mel-Tones! Big big sound.
Psychedelic ocean roar from the Bay Area.
All-girl surf and garage from Atlanta, featuring Sticks' squeeze Leggy Limbeaux on bass!
The Mystery Men
Yep, even more proof of what a swingin' state Alabama is. Check out the Heart of Dixie's newest surf combo!
Yow! Wish these surf chicks lived in our neighborhood.
Our drinking buddies from South Carolina, bringing sinister twang and 'verb to stages across the South. No wonder we get along!
Thee Phantom 5ive
Send bass player Toddamnit an email and tell him to get his boss surf combo a web page already!
The Phantom Surfers
Legendary Bay Area prankster surf gods have been delivering the goods for eight years now, and are polar opposites of The Mermen. Just ask them!
What's going on in the Pacific Northwest?! Another surf band, this time with a heavy punk influence, crawls out of Puget Sound looking for beer.
Pollo Del Mar
Fantastic San Francisco surf band, and great guys -- they even let us use their amps and drums when we played Phil Dirt's Summer Surf III.
Austin (there's that town again!) twangmasters worship at the throne of Duane Eddy.
Simply amazing avatars of Northwest surf -- one of the best bands anywhere.
Join Hank and the boys at this Aussie site dedicated to the band that should have beat up John and Paul when they had the chance.
Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
The late, great Canadian band responsible for for The Kids in the Hall's music. Big influence on The Penetrators.
Check out Agent Orange's Dusty Watson and Jon & the Nightriders' Dave Wronski's new band! They're trying to make the rest of us look bad!
The Space Cossacks
One of the best new surf bands on this or any other planet. Ivan and the gang crank up the reverb, but stand in the Shadow of Hank Marvin, too!
Austin boys with a big attitude, and the talent to back it up!
A new surf band from the hills of Virginia -- it's not as weird as it sounds -- look where The Penetrators are from!
The Surf Trio
These Portland cats have rippin' with the surf and NW garage sound since 1985!
The masked marvels from Nashville are quite possibly the world's tightest band! Incredible.
Truth in advertising -- these Boston surfers are very strange indeed. And very cool, too.
Ohio gave us Devo and Chrissie Hynde -- meet the new heartland sensations, The Surfaholics!
The Surf Kings
Here's an envelope-pushing combo with royal blood -- guitarist Tom Stanton was a founding member of The Crossfires. (Check out his skyboards, too!)
The real McCoys from San Diego -- high energy, massively melodic reverb thrills and spills!
The Swamp Donkeys
There ain't a swamp within a thousand miles of Salt Lake City, but no matter -- check out the punked-up attack of The Swamp Donkeys.
The Tiki Tones
Swank, Daddy-O! How 'bout a shot of exotica with your surf? They have an art and design ringer in the band, the infamous Shag. No fair.
The fastest surf band on the planet. No kidding -- you have to see 'em to believe it. Cool guys, too - they brought an extra amp for us to play through at The Purple Onion with 'em.
The Treble Spankers
One of The Penetrators' favorite bands, from Holland. We even ripped off their arrangement of Kraftwerk's "Das Model."
Surging Wave Guitars from Finland -- those long winters make for some cool bands!
Here's a guy who has not gotten his due in the rock & roll pantheon. Along with Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, he was the architect of the swingin' hot rod sound!
San Francisco hipsters bring a broad range of influences to their mostly-instro madness.
The Urban Surf Kings
A new Canadian surf combo, proving big surf pounds in Halifax. Nice-lookin' site.
The Ventures Official Website
The Ventures Unofficial Website
No American's record collection is complete without a Ventures album -- and there are enough of them for every man, woman and child. Mel Taylor, R.I.P.
Way Out West
The call themselves Germany's #1 Surf Band -- take a visit and see for yourselves.