Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hawaii- The Exotic Sounds of the Surfmen

I've bought a lot of bad Hawaii albums out of dollar bins, but when you find one like this it's all worth it. It's got that mind melting laziness of slow strumming and Hawaiian slide guitar, but these guys listened to Exotica, too. They come across like Budget Exotica (I could kind of tell by how cheaply this record was made that I had a good chance of liking it). Kind of like what Garage Rock was to the Kinks, but these guys were presumably looking up to Martin Denny with part stereotypical Hawaiian tunes, the other part Exotica. An all around great soundtrack for immobility.


  1. Hey! I think you and I may have almost Identical record collections (with a few exceptions!) Cool blog! I'll add you to my blogroll ,and be a follower to your blog ,if you do the same for me. Thanks!

  2. Does anyone know where I can find The Surfmen - The Sounds Of Exotic Island? I would very much appreciate the help.