SURF MU­SIC PRIMER

Thornhill Post - - Arts -

PI­O­NEERS

Surf mu­sic owes much to Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, pi­o­neers of the genre. “Misir­lou,” from 1962, is a clas­sic.

POPULISTS

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.”

PUNKS

In the ’80s, punk bands, such as the Cramps, took surf mu­sic to a few dark and very cool places.

Dick Dale

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