Monday, February 22, 2010

Surfin' Lungs: Cowabunga

Apparently the eighties wave of surf-punk crested higher then I ever knew. The Mutant Surf Punks compilation revealed dozens of fellow travelers, like Britain's Surfin' Lungs.

1985's Cowabunga is full of songs about girls and gear that feature twangin' guitars, organ breaks, ooh-woo-ooh backing vocals and a rythm section that keeps it all from getting twee (or as CallPastorBob said "I had no idea surf-rock could be so C86").

Cowabunga L.P.

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  1. awesome post been after a compilation album they appeared on called'big beat beach party' that i used to have so this is brilliant.i love the song 'down at the b club'(this was song on the compilation)many many thanks.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. We're still going strong, many albums later. 30th Anniversary show in a couple of weeks time.

    Chris Pearce - The Surfin' Lungs

  3. Chris
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. It's great to see the band still rocking, in fact I hope you saw my "Summer Punk" post which featured a more recent song you guys did with Shock treatment:


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