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Wave Walk'n: A Tribute To The Surf Raiders (CD​/​digital, 2022)

by Various Artists

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  • Thanks to Green Cookie Records, a whole new generation will have access to two of the most important Surf music releases of the early 80s!
    At a time when New Wave, Heavy Metal and Pop music dominated, The Surf Raiders did the Surfer's Stomp to the beat of their own drums and were one of only a handful of bands carrying the torch of traditional Surf music.
    Bob Dalley is not only a living legend for writing one of the essential publications on First Wave Surf music, Surfin' Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties, but also for putting his knowledge to practical use and leading one of the premiere traditional Surf bands of the early 80s.
    Raiders Of The Lost Surf and Surf Bound helped establish The Surf Raiders as one of the few prime examples of traditional Surf music in the early 80s. They are absolutely essential for any true Surf fan.

    --- Jonpaul Balak (Bassist at Insect Surfers, Surfer Joe, The Tikiyaki Orchestra; Dj at LuxuriaMusic; Former Dj & Music Director at North Sea Surf Radio; Former editor, photographer & writer at Tiki Magazine).

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Discogs: www.discogs.com/artist/390547-The-Surf-Raiders
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/7xnTJQ8NFgi0xKaashv7HU


Produced by Robert J. Dalley & JonPaul Balak.
Mastered by Dave Klein.
Layout & Design by JonPaul Balak.
Cover Photography by Jeremy Bishop.

All songs © Robert J. Dalley/Robert Dalley Music (BMI) except (1) Robert J. Dalley/Loyd Davis, (3, 13) Neal Kuzee, (7, 18) Loyd Davis,(17) Richard Podolar, Calvary Music Publ. Co. (BMI) and (16) Loyd Davis/Robert J. Dalley


released February 14, 2022

After hearing “Pipeline” on the radio for the first time, I knew that instrumental surf music was going to be in my life forever. I am glad to have played a small part in the revival of the music and the documentation of the bands that played it. I hope others follow and keep the guitars wet with reverb and the music alive forever.

-Bob Dalley


The Surf Raiders occupy and deserve an extremely important place in surf music history. They were one of the forerunners of the rediscovery and proliferation of the traditional sound of 60s surf instrumentals at a key period in the early 80s during the new explosion of interest in this “dead” genre. While most contemporary bands were caught up in the musical trends of the day --new wave, punk, power pop, and radio friendly pop earworms-- a rag-tag group of record-collecting gremmies from the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa armed with drive, determination, vintage Fender® guitars and a deep love for a bygone sound, set out to continue spreading the reverb gospel initiated by the 1978 publication of John Blair’s Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music: 1959-1965.

With guitarist Bob Dalley at the helm, The Surf Raiders would wow audiences across Southern California with their faithful renditions of surf classics and original compositions in that style. From their first 7” single in 1981 (The Curl Rider b/w Let There Be Surf) through 9 additional singles, 3 EPs, 3 LPs, multiple tracks on compilations, and numerous influential performances at venues such as Knott’s Berry Farm, The Ice House and The Whisky a Go Go, the ‘Raiders would perpetuate the spirit, energy and unique sound of traditional 60s surf instrumentals all the way through 1988.

But the story does not end there. Bob would go on to release one of the most important publications on the music of the original era: "Surfin’ Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties", now in its third edition and widely considered fundamental and essential reading for any serious fan of surf music. For several years Bob would also run an international fan club (The Salt Lake City Surf Music Appreciaton Society) and publish a regular newsletter (Surf Music USA) that further spread the awareness of and appreciation for this niche genre.

Thanks to the hard work and legacy of early second wave instigators like The Surf Raiders, surf instrumentals continue to captivate and inspire intensely dedicated new bands and fans all over the world. Wave Walk’n represents just a fraction of those energized modern bands from Japan, Italy, Russia, the UK, and across the USA.

-Jonpaul Balak


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