I couldn't resist. Anyone who grew up in a beach community, or knows a lot of surfers, can tell you that, with few exceptions, long time surfers aren't the most musically adventurous bunch. It's probably a bit of a generalization, but from what I've experienced (and I've spent the majority of my life in beach communities), they can be pretty didactic, especially given their limited musical palet. A case in point: in a recent copy of The Surfers Journal, there was a long article/review of the recent DVD release of Aussie Paul Witzig's three surf films Hot Generation (1967), Evolution (1969), and Sea of Joy (1970). In the article, the author, long time surf writer Matt Warshaw, touches on the film soundtracks, writing, "And the music! Sweet Jesus. Hot Generation is fine, but Evolution and parts of Sea of Joy have some real End of Days stuff-- extended freeform jams, fuzz guitar, and organ and epileptic saxophone that will have you clawing your ears." Or in my case, will have you clicking like fuck to hear some of this stuff.
While I'm of mixed opinion of the second and third songs below (which are not from the movie soundtracks), the first one, "Follow Me," was worth the hunt, if only to imagine aging surfers wincing while watching the DVDs. Apparently, these are highly sought after recordings in prog circles, so if you're into such stuff, dig in.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Tully - Follow Me mp3 at The Definitive Tully Website
Tully - You Realize mp3 at The Definitive Tully Website
Tully - Rest Beloved mp3 at Little Paper Boats
Tully - Sea of Joy (original soundtrack) (via Rapidshare) at My Music Is Lost In Tyme
Sea of Joy trailer (Tully-lite) at YouTube
The Definitive Tully Website