Episode #2193

The New Surf Guitar

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Wipeout! The unique sound of "surf" guitar was based on the combination of big band beat and Middle Eastern melodies, played at a manic gallop and drenched with lashings of reverb. Guessing that you'll hear Dick Dale, or the Ventures? Not likely. Instead, on tonight’s New Sounds, we’ll sample the new “surf” guitar. Hear works by the California Guitar Trio (pictured), the Kronos Quartet, and the Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo. Plus, from a CD called “Endless Bummer,” listen to mellow "surf" ballads by Arthur Jarvinen, and many other works built on or inspired by the classic “surf” guitar of the early 1960’s.

PROGRAM #2193 The New Surf Guitar (First aired Thurs. 9-18-03)





California Guitar Trio

An Opening Act

Pipeline [2:00]
Walk Don't Run [2:00]
Misirlou [2:30]


Kronos Quartet


Misirlou Twist [4:30]

Nonesuch #79490**
OR available for purchase at*

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

Live, Raritan River Music Fest, 5/6/00

Wipe Out [2:30]

Not commercially available.

Arthur Jarvinen & Miroslav Tadic

Endless Bummer

Pt. III [3:30]
Pt. II [2:30]

Lakefire #0301*

Penguin Café Orchestra

A History

Walk Don't Run [3:00]

Virgin #PCOBOX 1.** [4 CDs]
Available for purchase at*

Tom Verlaine

Warm and Cool

Those Harbor Lights [3:00]

Rykodisc #10216*

Angelo Badalamenti

Twin Peaks, Soundtrack

Theme From Twin Peaks [5:00]

Warner Bros. #26316**
Available for purchase at*

Arthur Jarvinen & Miroslav Tadic Endless Bummer Pt. I, excerpt [13:00] See above.

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page
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