Tuesday, 22 November 2016

HangNine FM Playlist November 19th 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM show on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on November 19th 2016

Bristol Express
The Eagles
Smash Hits


Ringispil
Los Venturas
Miles High


Entre o Ceu e o Inferno
The Almighty Devil Dogs
Greetings from Brazil


Superturbos
Los Coronas
The Vivid Sounds of...


Better Dancing Through Technology
The Reverb Syndicate
Odyssey


Our Favourite Martian
The El Caminos
Lost & Found 1995 - 1996


Tug of Wolves
The Surf Coasters
Rising


The Devil's Saddle
The Space Agency
7" Single


Paniolo
The Tikiyaki Orchestra
Idol Worship and Other Primitive Pleasures


I Follow the Sun
The Treble Spankers
Hashida


Sharks
Intoxicos
Vila Velha Todo Dia


Switchblade
The Mono Men
Shut Up!


Hawaii 5-0
Dead Man's curve
World Catastrophe Generator


Panic Party
The Bambi Molesters
As the Dark Wave Swells


Padre Pizzicato
Messer Chups
Church of Reverb


Rajahstan Raggae
Los Venturas
Miles High


Egyptian Reggae
The Modern Lovers
Modern Lovers Live


Hungarian Dance No. 5
The Surf Coasters
Rising


Fifty Degrees in January
Tiki Cowboys
Island Dreams

HangNine FM Playlist November 12th 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM show on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on November 12th 2016

Bristol Express
The Eagles
Smash Hits


Tiger Paw
The Space Agency
7" Single


Tiger Kab
Star and Key of the Indian Ocean
Surf Strike


Tabibito Yo
The Surf Coasters
Rising


Tango de Milo
The Aqua Velvets
The Aqua Velvets


Midtown
The Tremolo Beer Gut
Under the Covers with...


The Wave of Seven Days
The Mullet Monster Mafia
Dogs of the Seas


Theme from the Mile High Club
Los Venturas
Miles High


Left Turn to Albuquerque
Meanwhile in Mexico
Rosengrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


Barracuda Waver
The Barracudas
The Complete EMI Recordings


(Theme From) Return of the Leopard Man
Los Fantasticos
Return of the Leopard Man


Ali Baba
Dave and the Customs
Surf-Age Nuggets


Siboney
Johnny Fortune
Siboney Single


Latin'ia
The Sentinals
Cowabunga! The Surf Box


Run Chicken Run
Link Wray
Rumble! The Best of...


Bombora
The Atlantics
The Best of...


Margaya
The Fender IV
The Roots of The Cramps


Malaguena
The Trashmen
Tube City! The Best of...


The Wedge
Dick Dale and his Del-Tones
Greatest Hits 1961-1976


Tally Ho!
PJ and the Galaxies
Rare Surf Vol 1: The South Bay Bands


Far Away Places
Eddie and the Showmen
Squad Car

HangNine FM Playlist November 5th 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM show on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on November 5th 2016

Bristol Express
The Eagles
Smash Hits


Surfidia
The Bradipos IV
Surf Session


Vox Continental
Phantom Frank
Phantom Frank


Posed By Models
Young Marble Giants
John Peel Session 1980


Order of the Keys
Sounds Incorporated
The Joe Meek Collection - Intergalactic Instros


The Agent vs The Next Mexican
El Ray
Highwave to Hell - 23 Golden Hits 2001-2006


Hava Nagila
Meshugga Beach Party
Hot Rod Hanukkah


Chiflado
The Belairs
The Origins of surf Music 1960-1963


Vostok 1
Surfin' Lungs
Hang Loose with The Surfin' Lungs


Intruder
The Surf coasters
20th Anniversary Best - Victor & Fivenine Years


Pineapple Skies
The Insect Surfers
Infra Green


Bubble Bath
The Bambi Molesters
Sonic Bullets 13 from the Hip


Ramgaya
The Phantom Four
Mandira


La Leyenda del Solitario
Los Coronas
Adios Sancho


Tunak Tunak Tun
The Tommorowmen
Futourism


Unto the Resplendent
The Mermen
The Amazing California Health and Happiness Roadshow


Ewa on the Beach
Frankie and the Poolboys
Frankie and the Poolboys


As the Dark Wave Swells
The Bambi Molesters
As the Dark Wave Swells

HangNine FM Playlist October 29th 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM Halloween Special on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on October 29th 2016

Das Rheingold: Prelude
Wagner
Wagner: Das Rheingold


Stoned
Dead Man's Curve
Unreleased


Dracula
The Cre-Shells
The Ultimate 60's Surf Classics


Black Coffin Board
The Mullet Monster Mafia
Greetings from Brazil


The Devil Went Down to George Street
Los Fantasticos
The Devil Went Down to George Street


House on Haunted Hill
Kenny and the Fiends
Surf-Age Nuggets


The Devil's Interval
Los Fantasticos
Into the Infinity Tunnel with Los Fantasticos


Coffin Closer
Slacktone
Into the Blue Sparkle


Dead Man Surfin'
Phantom Frank
Phantom Frank


Experiments in Terror
Laika and the Cosmonauts
Instruments of Terror


Dracula Hates Photoshoots
Messer Chups
Church of Reverb


Diablo Mountain Sunset
The Tremolo Beer Gut
Under the Influence of...


The Hearse
The Astronauts
Competition Coupe


Do the Zombie
The Squadron Leaders
Greatest Hits 1939-1945


Dracula's Theme
The Bitch Boys
Ride the First Wave


Headless Hipster
The Space Agency
Galactic Guitars Best of...


Jack the Ripper
Link Wray
Rumble! The Best of...


Return of the Vampire
The Moontrekkers
The Joe Meek Collection - Intergalactic Instros


Munsters' Theme
Surfin' Lungs
Splash Back


The Shadow Knows
Link Wray

Rumble! The Best of...

Night of the Vampire
The Moontrekkers
The Joe Meek Collection - Intergalactic Instros

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

HangNine FM Playlist October 22nd 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM show on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on October 22nd 2016


Bristol Express
The Eagles
Smash Hits


Sand Dust
The Surf Coasters
Rising


Albatross
The Surf Coasters
Rising


Dancing in the Record Store
The Razorblades
New Songs for the Weird People


Tiki Torcher
West Samoa Surfer League
Moments of Truth EP Part 2


Gomez
The Tiki Tones
Idol Pleasures


Dracula Hates Photoshoots
Messer Chups
Church of Reverb


Tidal Wave
Dick Dale
King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale and his Del-Tones


Harbour Love
The Aqua Barons
Southeast Stompers


Salsa Picante
The Aqua Barons
Southeast Stompers


Beach Beat
Surfin' Lungs
Surf Factor 8


Love and Fury
Renegade Five
The Ultimate 60's Surf Classics


Panther Dash
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike


Gandy Dancer
The El Caminos
Lost & Found 1995-1996


I'm Branded
Link Wray
Rumble! The Best of Link Wray


Forbidden Jungle
Quentin Brothers
Made in Brazil


Meanwhile Back in the Jungle
Los Fantasticos
The Devil Went Down to George Street


Surf No Limits
The Mullet Monster Mafia
Dogs of the Seas


Watching the Blood in the Bull's Eye
The Razorblades
Gimme Some Noise!


Taboo
Los Venturas
Miles High


Uprisin'
The Cherokees
Surf-Age Nuggets


Albatross
Fleetwood Mac
7" Single

HangNine FM Playlist October 15th 2016

Here is the playlist for HangNine FM show on North Sea Surf Radio, first transmitted on October 15th 2016

Bristol Express
The Eagles
Smash Hits


Intruder
The Surf Coasters
20th Anniversary Best - Victor & Fivenine Years


Surf Like an Egyptian
The Razorblades
The Dark Side of the Beach


Journey to Califuria
Bang! Mustang
The Big Twang Theory


Vulcanizer
Les Agamemnonz
Au Revoir


Barba Kutushita
Watang!
Miss Wong


Toes on the Nose Bros
Stories from Shamehill
Same Same But Different


Dust Bowl
Hell-o-Tiki
Tiki Twister


El Condor Pasta
Los Protones
20 Monstruous! 2007-2015


Florella with the Umberella
Los Venturas
Miles High


The Horse He Rode On
Los Venturas
Miles High


Jet Stream
The El Caminos
Lost & Found 1995-1996


Belem
Los Oxidados
Latin American Surf Sampler Pt 2: La Playa


Monkey Street
The Longboards
Insane!


She Devil's Curse
The Bradipos IV
Surf Session


Thanks for Dressing Up, But I like Girls in Sneakers
The Razorblades
New Songs for the Weird People


En Un Rincon De Almeria
Twin Tones
Capello Di Mariachi


Black Coffin Board
The Mullet Monster Mafia
Black Coffin board (single)


Waimanalo
The Barbwires with the Blue Ocean Orchestra
Searider

Monday, 20 June 2016

Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2016 Final Thoughts

My blog postings from Italy over the last week have been part travelogue, part diary, part long list of name-dropping and part review of the Surfer Joe Summer Festival 2016. I'm not really comfortable, these days, passing judgement on other people's music, or performance, so I've just attempted to give a flavour of what it's like to spend a few days by the Mediterranean, in Livorno, meeting some great people, enjoying good (and not so good) weather, eating and drinking far too much, while listening to and watching some of the finest musicians you could ever wish to encounter. Some days, the music isn't even the main thing; it's the whole ambience of the place, the sheer pleasure that it brings to so many people to just be there, together, enjoying all of this.

I'm lucky; I've been able to do this a number of times and, hopefully, I will be back again next year. If you ever have the chance and this sounds like your kind of fun, then you should go too. You won't regret it. You may meet up with old friends and, if you don't, you WILL make new ones. And the setting and the music will be fabulous.

For those not fortunate enough to be able to attend, this year's festival was covered by both North Sea Surf Radio and the live video stream from KFJC; it's to be hoped that similar coverage will continue in future.

I'll leave you with a few questions for myself.

What were your personal highlights?
Los Oxidados
The Twin Tones
The Surf Coasters
The moment when The Razorblades played so hard they stopped the rain.
The "secret" sets from The Kilaueas and Surfer Joe.
The moment when Bang! Mustang became a five-piece.
The diner now serves vegetarian and vegan burgers. They're pretty good.


What did you miss?
Undoubtedly, Unsteady Freddie. The festival's regular co-host had to stay at home in New York, under Doctor's orders. Jeff and Ralf did a fine job supporting Lorenzo in Freddie's absence, don't get me wrong, while Ralf was, at times, absolutely hilarious. However, I did miss the presence of his Unsteady-ness. Most of all, I missed his professionalism. Not only does Freddie introduce the bands, he's always there when they come off stage, making sure that they get a good reaction from the crowd, making sure we know what is coming up next. Most of all, I've not forgotten Freddie's words to me after Los Fantasticos played at Surfer Joe in 2011. Frankly, we didn't play very well and Freddie, recognising my disappointment, was extremely kind. Get well soon Freddie. I hope to see you next year.

Is there anything you would change?
Thursday leads you into the festival gently, with a late-ish start and only a few bands. Friday and Saturday begin earlier and go on late into the night. By Sunday, I am, quite frankly, shattered. The secret sets at around 1:00 pm worked well this year. Why not begin the music in the early afternoon of the Sunday and aim for a finish at around 8:00pm? After that there will be time to sit and chat, to reflect, to eat with friends and share a few drinks. And we all get to bed at a sensible time.

It's Lorenzo's festival, of course, and he may have many good reasons for thinking that this is a terrible idea, but several people I spoke to seemed to agree that it was at least worthy of consideration.