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    Posted: February 19 2018 at 11:41
I got the idea for this thread after a conversation with the guys in Parafulmini.  They billed themselves as an Italian "Progressive Surf" Rock band.   They remind me a little of Zappa.  I asked what made them progressive?  They replied, 

"Well, about Progressiveness: think of Zappa. We certainly are no Master Frank, but we use a lot of polyrhythns and odd meters (the intro is 19/16, and you can find 11/8, 17/8 [subdivided 5+5+7], quintiplets, and so on). Even harmony is not standard, and the pieces have asymmetrical structures, sometimes grouped in suites... is that enough? And - yes - does humor belong in music? Bingo!....Tenere Fuori Dalla Portata Dei Bambini ("Keep Out Of Reach Of Kids") is some sort of a spoof concept album - since I wrote an absurd sci-fi-like story goin' along the pieces."

I've always had a thing for surf rock.  Especially surf that felt sort of Progish. 

Is there such a thing as Progressive Surf?   If so, please recommend anything you would classify as Progressive Surf.Wink 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 13:24
Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 14:17
many guitarists are directly anf indirectly influenced by surf rock, i see some surf music in Steve Howes playing. Surf music and the Shadows was the school of guifar in the 60s.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 16:18
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink

Thanks Crimson King...Ordered it off of Discogs for less than $10 off of Discogs.  There's plenty of copies for under $11. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 17:21
Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink

Thanks Crimson King...Ordered it.  


Sweet! 

Back when I lived in San Jose, local college radio station KFJC had a surf show every Saturday night and that turned me on to the Mermen.  To me they always had quite a prog approach to writing but kept a lot of surf elements as well.  I just had a look on Discogs.com and they list their style as "Surf, Prog rock" so I think you're on the right track! 

Hope you enjoy it Smile 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 17:31
Yeah, the Mermen are the only ones I've heard of. I haven't heard much about them in at least ten years though. Are they even still around?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 17:38
Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink

Thanks Crimson King...Ordered it.  

Really? Without listening to it on youtube first? That's got to be pretty rare these days. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 18:41
^ Luckily it happens to be a great album

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 18:48
Back in the 80's  bought my waterproof walkman.

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 Strapped it painfully, and listened mainly Genesis. Kansas and Triumvirat.

My best experience was one day in Chicama (Longest tubes in the world:

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When I was riding a tube for about 20 seconds while listening the song "Cinema Show", that sole moment was epic and worth the effort.

One day a humongous wave threw me to the rocks and one hit the walkman, it was the end of it.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 18:59
Secret Chiefs 3 made good use of surf rock along with Middle Eastern music on their earliest albums such as Hurqalya. They are a little more eclectic on newer releases.

As already mentioned Mermen are a form of psychedelic surf rock. I've considered mentioning them here but not really sure if they are progressive or not but could possibly be considered post-rock

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 19:32
Hadal Sherpa's debut album has some surf rock in the closing track:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 23:17
Here in Finland was band "Laika and the Cosmonauts" who went before it splitted quite prog direction. But I like more their more surf albums. Also there are band "El Supernaut" who played surf covers from Rainbow, Iron Maiden and Dead Kennedys! When I see the leader of the band next time, I have to suggest them to start make covers also from progbands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2018 at 23:47
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink


Thanks Crimson King...Ordered it.  


Sweet! 

Back when I lived in San Jose, local college radio station KFJC had a surf show every Saturday night and that turned me on to the Mermen.  To me they always had quite a prog approach to writing but kept a lot of surf elements as well.  I just had a look on Discogs.com and they list their style as "Surf, Prog rock" so I think you're on the right track! 

Hope you enjoy it Smile 

I grew up in San Jose and remember KFJC. Took classes there. The Mermen's The Amazing California Health and Happiness Roadshow is a great atmospheric album with proggy elements to it. One of my favorites. Songs for Cows is another good one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2018 at 07:12
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Here in Finland was band "Laika and the Cosmonauts" who went before it splitted quite prog direction. But I like more their more surf albums. Also there are band "El Supernaut" who played surf covers from Rainbow, Iron Maiden and Dead Kennedys! When I see the leader of the band next time, I have to suggest them to start make covers also from progbands.

I like Laika.  However, I did not know they were from Finland.  

I went through everyone suggestions, and I'm impressed.  Thank you for adding to my Proggish Surf Rock collection.  During my search I stumbled upon and purchased this oddity...Wink

Daikaiju shows and tunes revolve around Japanese Monsters.  They remain mute on stage, use hand signals, and wear kabuki masks in concert.  Supposedly, nobody knows their true identities however some folk believe Daikaiju members might be "Man or Astro-man". 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2018 at 09:26
Originally posted by mathman0806 mathman0806 wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Surf prog?  Besides an FZ song here or there, only band I can think of is the Mermen...check out the album, "A Glorious Lethal Euphoria" Wink


Thanks Crimson King...Ordered it.  


Sweet! 

Back when I lived in San Jose, local college radio station KFJC had a surf show every Saturday night and that turned me on to the Mermen.  To me they always had quite a prog approach to writing but kept a lot of surf elements as well.  I just had a look on Discogs.com and they list their style as "Surf, Prog rock" so I think you're on the right track! 

Hope you enjoy it Smile 

I grew up in San Jose and remember KFJC. Took classes there. The Mermen's The Amazing California Health and Happiness Roadshow is a great atmospheric album with proggy elements to it. One of my favorites. Songs for Cows is another good one.


Ya, good old KFJC, "The Wave of the West"...they turned me on to a ton of great music I never would have heard anywhere else Heart
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