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[That Surf Rock Sound]
where has it gone?

The Eliminators - Dawn Patrol
The Lively Ones - Surf Rider
The Ventures - Wipe Out
The Atlantics - Flight of the Surf Guitar
Junior Brown - Surf Medley
Live version

Langhorns - Spybeat
The Sentinals - Latinia
Blue Stingrays - Malibu Babylon
AQUA VELVETS - Surf Nouveau
Dick Dale - Misirlou
Vol. I
Vol. II
1-The Chandelles - El Gato
2-The Royal Coachmen - Loophole
3-The Ebb Tides - Big Noise From Waimea
4-Dave Myers and The Disciples - Gear!
5-Steve and The Emperors - The Breeze and I
6-The Original Surfaris - Failsafe
7-The Chandelles - Jetster
8-The Tandems - The Rising Surf
9-The Pyramids - Contact
10-The Original Surfaris - Surf's Up
11-The Essex - Cemetary Stomp
12-Jim Messina & His Jesters - The Jester
13-The Royal Coachmen - Repeating
14-The Pyramids - Pressure
15-Menn - Ian Fleming Theme
16-The Essex - Pray for Surf
17-The Surf Teens - Point Surf
18-The Centurions - Ishamatsu
19-The Original Surfaris - Exotic
20-The Tandems - Beyond the Surf
1 –David Marks & The Marksmen - The Sheriff Of Noddingham
2 –Jan Davis - Fugitive
3 –The Surfaris - Jack The Ripper
4 –The New Dimensions - Bongo Shutdown
5 –Jerry Cole And His Spacemen - Point Panic
6 –Gene Moles - Burning Rubber
7 –The Trashmen - Stick Shift
8 –The Tornadoes - Shootin' Beavers
9 –David Marks & The Marksmen - Travellin'
10 –Jan Davis - Boss Machine
11 –The Rhythm Rockers - Moondawg
12 –Jim Waller & The Deltas Latin'ia
13 –The Del-Vetts - Ram Charger
14 –The Trashmen - Walk, Don't Run
15 –Jerry Cole And His Spacemen - Midnight Surfer
16 –The Tornadoes - The Gemmie Part 1
17 –The New Dimensions - Chicky Run
18 –The Surfaris - Yep
19 –The Catalinas - Banzai Washout
20 –Scott Engel - Devil Surfer
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I know it is pretty old but a current favorite
Hotel California- Eagles.
Can't beat the classics, that's for sure.
"This video contains contents from UMPG Publishing, who has blocked it in your country on copy right grounds."
@Boo Berry is there a way around this block in any way, for anyone else that would see a similar notice while trying to view vids here on your thread in AGF's.

Then speaking of the classic Hotel California by the Eagles, just last month in May, it was reported the Eagles Are Suing the Owners of a ‘Hotel California’. Reuters reports that the Todos Santos, which opened as the Hotel California in 1950 and went through a number of name changes until the current owners restored the name in 2001, have been marketing their property as if to suggest the band is connected to it. This includes playing Eagles songs over the PA system, selling t-shirts that call the hotel “legendary” — as if to suggest that it was the inspiration for the song.

The complaint reads, “Defendants lead U.S. consumers to believe that the Todos Santos Hotel is associated with the Eagles and, among other things, served as the inspiration for the lyrics in ‘Hotel California,’ which is false.” The paperwork also notes that the owners attempted to register the Hotel California name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and that there has been some confusion among former guests in online reviews.

Despite the use of the Beverly Hills Hotel for the album‘s famous cover, Don Henley has always insisted that the lyrics were not about an actual hotel, but rather a metaphor. “It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about,” he said.


The band itself has described the six-minute song as its “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles,” with Don Felder, who wrote the music, explaining, “If you drive into L.A. at night … you can just see this glow on the horizon of lights, and the images [are] of Hollywood and all the dreams that you have.”

Henley’s always been resistant to explaining exactly what the metaphors in the song mean, but here’s what we do know: the word “colitas” in the first stanza is Mexican slang for the buds of the Cannabis plant (oh stop looking so surprised), and the phrase “steely knives” was a playful nod to Steely Dan, who referenced the Eagles in their song ‘Everything You Did.’

Do with all that what you will, but there’s no mystery about the electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh at the end of the song.

Walsh recently told us he remembered his recording session with Felder fondly, saying, “We decided we would each have a personality to each of our guitar parts, and we would work together in the body of the song — and then we would have a go at each other at the end. We brought out the best in each other. We were real competitive … if he played something great, it was like ‘Oh yeah? Watch this!'”

The magical combination of metaphors, allegory and some bad-ass guitar work took ‘Hotel California’ to the top of the charts in May of 1977, and the song earned the Eagles a Grammy Award for Record of the Year as well. In addition, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ranks it among the ‘500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll,’ and Rolling Stone magazine calls it the 49th greatest song of all time.

Gass :D
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Klipsch Renews Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Partnership and Sponsorship

For the past three years, Klipsch has been the official audio partner of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The company has been involved in updating the audio equipment at the iconic Rock Hall. Plus, Klipsch is the first-ever presenting sponsor of the annual Induction Ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of great musicians. Today, Klipsch announced that it’s renewing the multi-year strategic partnership and sponsorship with the Hall of Fame for three more years.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s main facility—the Rock Hall—is undergoing a major, multi-year renovation featuring multimedia upgrades to the exhibits. Part of the transformation includes the largest installation of Klipsch pro/commercial speakers and headphones in the world.

Visitors to the Rock Hall can enjoy a performance at the Klipsch Audio Stage, where guest artists play live sets. It also includes the Power of Rock Experience, which is a redesigned outdoor plaza for the facility that features interactive sound.

This partnership also resulted in Revolutions, a branded video series exploring records that have deeply influenced the world of music. So far, the series has covered releases from the Beatles, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, The Ramones, and more.

“Our sole purpose at Klipsch is to reproduce the power, detail, and emotion of the live music experience. Together with the Rock Hall, we can ensure that music and its history are valued for generations to come,“ said Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of Klipsch Audio.

In 2018, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the
Cleveland Public Auditorium, a stunning facility that blends the aesthetics of the grand movie palaces of yore with the seating capacity of a modern sports arena. It will be an interesting contrast to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the Klipsch-sponsored 2017 ceremony occurred.

“At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we are committed to a high standard of musical excellence,” said Steve Dobo, director of sponsorship & promotions for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Our partnership with Klipsch over the last three years has truly raised the bar for our visitor experience. We look forward to collaborating with Klipsch for another three years to deliver memorable fan experiences both in and out of the Rock Hall.”

I had the honor and privilege of being a guest of Klipsch at the 2017 induction ceremony and I must say, it’s an enviable gig to be associated with. It speaks directly to how Klipsch connects people with the music they love by providing products that are engineered to perform. The company is always encouraging folks to turn up the volume and enjoy the music because at the end of the day Rock & Roll is not something you listen to quietly.



Kyuss - Asteroid
Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
Kyuss - Space Cadet
Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida
The Myrrors - Warpainting


Soundgarden - Superunknown
Soundgarden Fell On Black Days
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Audioslave - Be Yourself
Audioslave - Like a Stone

No disrespect here and maybe to soon for some, but for those who would like to see-

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Chris Cornell]
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Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
For Chris' music, I definitely recommend the Temple Of The Dog album along with his first solo album Euphoria Morning.


Crossfade - Killing Me Inside
All That Remains - What If I Was Nothing
Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
Three Days Grace - Never Too Late
Seether - Broken (feat. Amy Lee)


Finger Eleven - One Thing
Saving Abel - Addicted
Kaleo - No Good
Framing Hanley - Hear Me
Crossfade - Cold

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Haha, I remember when that Finger Eleven song was being played constantly on the radio.

I need to post more random videos at some point, but my spare free time lately has been taken by my little project to redo and upgrade my existing 24-bit/96 kHz FLAC files of various older albums using vinyl as the rip source (aka needledrops). So far, it's turning out rather well! :D


I need to post more random videos at some point, but my spare free time lately has been taken by my little project to redo and upgrade my existing 24-bit/96 kHz FLAC files of various older albums using vinyl as the rip source (aka needledrops). So far, it's turning out rather well! :D
My tastes are all over the place (Old - New) as I'm sure yours are ;), can't wait to see more of yours to come along, as well as OTHER MEMBER's who haven't posted anything yet. I've tried to have a general theme to my groups lately (instead of staying to one artist) - which can be interpreted as differently as each song in a posting. It's just the older songs holds more to that of a history and in memories than new(er) ones do for me.

Tempos, great riffs with a story or meaning told, as well as some talented pickin and unusual compositions or lead vocals wins me over :)

As for being played on the radio constantly, oh sarah - journey, I've gotten three life times worth spent listening to that one song on the airwaves (in it's time). I want to run away fast now - shame how the radio does this when a song is heavily promoted (to much) :eek::confused:

Congratulations - a lit over a month in and 500+ views now, hot thread in off-topic, Sir - as well as being loved here by myself and more users. Thanks for your effort as music unites us all. . .
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Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
I'm giving Prince's Purple Rain deluxe edition a spin this morning, and it's interesting to say the least. I'll be giving the anniversary edition of Radiohead's OK Computer a listening to next!

My only issue with the Purple Rain deluxe edition is, as expected it's brickwalled. I've read the OK Computer anniversary edition is also brickwalled, which is pretty disappointing. :(


My only issue with the Purple Rain deluxe edition is, as expected it's brickwalled. I've read the OK Computer anniversary edition is also brickwalled, which is pretty disappointing. :(
I've got to admit I had no ideal what you meant by "brickwalled", I then thought hard of some lossless bootlegs I'd run across and first thought as I had played and herd them to be one undivided recording (grouped together without pauses in between songs). Thinking that is a lossless feature, as/and I didn't know any better - thinking that suc_s, not being able to pull a song from the group. Just the way I guess someone put it out for downloads.

I'm not a music audiophile by any means, but I do like to feel the music besides hearing it. Younger, I had a descent amped truck rig and experienced clipping and some distortions but had thought of my speakers inability to render the highs and lows of a song. Didn't know it was actually dealing with the recordings compression and amplitude among other things.

So now would the "brickedwalled" term be as a "limiter" - which can look ahead at an upcoming signal to limit its level, as I've read?
Gass :)


TRIUMPH - Lay It On The Line
Golden Earring - Radar Love
The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein
The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius / Eye in the Sky
Lucky Man by ELP
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Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Brickwalled = too much dynamic range compression being used which results in digital clipping. It sounds terrible at loud volumes with Metallica's Death Magnetic and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication (both produced by Rick Rubin) being two good examples of brickwalled albums. The trend of mastering albums "loud" is a disappointing trend, to say the least.

Too many albums and remasters these days end up brickwalled. It's sad, really. However, there are artists, producers and engineers who speak out against the overuse of dynamic range compression.

Another example is when watching TV and some commercials are much louder compared to other commercials. This is another example of dynamic range compression being used, hence the loudness war.


Venus - Shocking Blue
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Sugarloaf - Green Eyed Lady
The Hollies Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
HD Remastered -
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The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Giving It All To The Wind
War - Slippin Into Darkness
Seals And Crofts ~ Summer Breeze
America - A horse with no name
It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird
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