SURF MUSIC PRIMER
Surf music owes much to Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, pioneers of the genre. “Misirlou,” from 1962, is a classic.
A combination of pop and surf, the Beach Boys ushered in a new era of surf music with hits such as “Surfin’ U.S.A.”
In the ’80s, punk bands, such as the Cramps, took surf music to a few dark and very cool places.