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A great place to discover and relive vintage and modern rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, r&b, oldies, etc. Hear favorites and obscure tracks as well as exclusive interviews
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It might be winter but the tunes are hot this hour on Catching A Wave!  We spin the Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun to hear 3 randomly selected covers of The Beach Boys (from Sail On, A.J. Croce and The Flaming Lips). Beth Riley has a deep track from them on her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break. We hear tunes from The Hula Girls, The Manakooras and The Royal Pacifics who will all be at the Hi-Tide Winter Holiday. We've got a track from The Astronauts from an album celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week. If that isn't enough, we've got tracks from Ichi-Bons, The Jagaloons, Lucky 757, Rufus Lee King And The Dream, The Smithereens (with The Honeys), Frankie & The Pool Boys, The Brain Waves, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Teisco Del Rey (with Mel Taylor and Paul Johnson) and Petty Thieves! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Rufus Lee King And The Dream- "8th and Ocean" The Smithereens- "Baby Be Good" (with The Honeys)   Appearing at Hi-Tide Winter Holiday: The Manakooras- "The Arabian Knight" The Hula Girls- "Return Of The Hawaiian Eye" The Royal Pacifics- "Gypsy Beat"   "Good Time" segment: The Astronauts 60th Anniversary of Surfin' With The Astronauts The Astronauts- "Pipeline"   Lucky 757- "B-B-B-Baby" Petty Thieves- "Chrome & Color"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "You Still Believe In Me" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Teisco Del Rey- "Small Fry" (with Mel Taylor and Paul Johnson) The Brain Waves- "Slow Fury" The Jagaloons- "Chalupacabra"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: Sail On- "Don't Worry Baby" A.J. Croce- "Sail On Sailor" The Flaming Lips- "God Only Knows"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets- "Bonita"   Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives- "Quicksand" Ichi-Bons- "Run Chicken Run" Frankie & The Pool Boys- "Breathing Your Air"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
We've got a funky and loud Two-nami in the Catching A Wave forecast with 2 songs featuring guest guitars by Dick Dale from Tonio K and Gary Hoey.  Our "good time" segment features a track from The Hi-Risers from an album celebrating it's 20th anniversary.  Beth Riley has a "time"ly deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection of the week (also Beach Boys related).  Plus, turn it up for rockers from Cameronoise, The Beach Berserkers, The Darts, Man Or Astro-Man?, The Dubceks, The Surfer Novas, spacedog spacecat, The Atom Jacks, Randells, The Routes, Satan's Pilgrims and Surf Cult!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Cameronoise- "I Overheard Someone Telling Me" The Surfer Novas- "Escape Velocity" spacedog spacecat- "Etec., Beach" Surf Cult- "Lost Highway" Satan's Pilgrims- "La Luna"   "Good Time" segment: The Hi-Risers 20th anniversary of Lost Weekend (Spinout Records) The Hi-Risers- "Ghost Of The Surfer Girl"   The Dubceks- "Zona del Silencio" The Routes- "Get Past Go!"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Cuckoo Clock" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Man Or Astro-Man?- "The Powerful Fully-Transistorized Dick Tracy Two-Way Wrist Radio" The Atom Jacks- "Fission Mission" The Darts- "Snake Oil"   Two-Nami: Tonio K (featuring Dick Dale)- "The Funky Western Civilization (More Dick Dale Mix)" Gary Hoey (featuring Dick Dale)- "Misirlou"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Bruce & Terry- "Don't Run Away"   Randells- "Seven Inch" The Beach Berserkers- "The Man From A.U.N.T.I.E."   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
We spin tunes from 3 of the acts coming to Winter Surf Fest Feb. 3-5, 2023 in Long Beach, CA (The Tourmaliners, Sant Anna Bay Coconuts and Surfer Joe).  Our Good Time spotlight track is from Dick Dale from an album celebrating it's 30th anniversary.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  I read some quotes from Tom Petty and Mike Campbell on Carl Wilson in the Green Room Segment along with a track from Tom that Carl Wilson sings backing vocals and Ringo Starr plays drums.  We'll also drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Plus, we've got some rockin' tunes from Wiped Out, The MES, Malibooz, The Ventures, Cosmic Surf, HJ & The Constellations, Randell Kirsch and The Delta Ring. Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Tourmaliners- "Close Out" Sant Anna Bay Coconuts- "Mayhem On The Atlantic" Surfer Joe- "Movin'" The MES- "Caveman Beat" The Malibooz- "Little XKR"   "Good Time" segment: Dick Dale 30th anniversary of Tribal Thunder (1993 High Tone) Dick Dale- "The New Victor"   The Delta Ring- "The Treble With Girls" Randell Kirsch- "Get Set"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Leaving This Town" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   HJ & The Constellations- "Psychotropic" Cosmic Surf- "Surfin' Mad"   Green Room segment: Quotes from Tom Petty & Mike Campbell on Carl Wilson Tom Petty- "Hung Up & Overdue" (Carl Wilson on BGV's, Ringo Starr on drums) The Beach Boys- "The Trader" (Second Section A Cappella)   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Tornadoes- "Beyond The Surf"   Wiped Out- "No Surfing In The East River" The Ventures- "Surf Rider" (live 1965 Japan)   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
It's early into 2023 and already a Two-Nami in the forecast (2 in a row from Marco Di Maggio)! Beth Riley has a cool deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We pay tribute to Dino Danelli who passed away on December 15, 2022 with a rocker from The Young Rascals. We drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection of the week and we hear a great track from The Surfaris from an album celebrating it's 60th anniversary in our Good Time segment. Plus, we've got awesome tunes from Christian Love, S.H.A.R.P. (The Surf Hermits and Angry Red Planet), The Routes, The Immediate Family, Cheap Trick, Amphibian Man, Danny Adlerman & Friends (Jim Babjak and Kurt Reil), The Green Reflectors, Magnatech, The Beach Berserkers, Walter Egan (with Dean Torrence & Stevie Nicks on BGV's, produced by Lindsey Buckingham) and Ichi-Bons!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Routes- "Axe To Grind" S.H.A.R.P.- "That's Not The Goose" Ichi-Bons- "Can't Stop Moanin'" Walter Egan- "The Blonde In The Blue T-Bird" Magnatech- "Amapola"   "Good Time" segment: The Surfaris 60th Anniversary of Play (1963 Decca) The Surfaris- "Surfaris Stomp"   The Beach Berserkers- "El Guitarrista Fantasma" The Green Reflectors- "Itty Bitty Spacemen"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Maybe I Don't Know" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Danny Adlerman & Friends (Jim Babjak & Kurt Reil)- "Surfin' The Net"   RIP Dino Danelli July 23, 1944 - December 15, 2022 The Young Rascals- "Come On Up"   Amphibian Man- "Ashes" The Immediate Family- "The Toughest Girl In Town"   Two-Nami segment: Marco Di Maggio- "Marco's Boogie" Marco Di Maggio- "Surfandango"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Jon & The Nightriders- "(I Think I'm) Surfing Japanese"   Cheap Trick- "Hello There" Christian Love- "Sum Sum Summer"   Outro Music Bed: The Ventures- "Theme From Shaft"
So excited about 2023 and all the new music sent in recently and on the way! We'll start a "good time" song spotlight this year as we look back on some albums celebrating an anniversary! Lots of them are celebrating a 60th anniversary this year including The Challengers- Surfbeat and we'll hear a track from that one. Duane Eddy is in the Green Room segment talking about Forrest Gump. Beth Riley has a great deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (Chicago and The Beach Boys related). Plus, we've got great rockin' tunes from Martin Cilia, The Arcs, The Ventures, The Hondells, The Screaming Seagulls, Link Wray, The Beatersband, Norby Violano, Retrofofuetes, Dennis Diken with Bell Sound, The Del Roswells, Poolhead and The Salinas!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Martin Cilia- "On The Beach" The Ventures- "The Alien" The Beatersband- "When You Walk In The Room" Norby Violano- "Shazam" The Del Roswells- "Set Course For Space (UFO GO!)"   "Good Time" segment: The Challengers 60th anniversary of Surfbeat! The Challengers- "Bulldog"   Poolhead- "Shotgun" The Salinas- "Red Plate"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin' In An Aeroplane)" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Arcs- "Eyez" (radio edit)   Link Wray- "It Was Elvis" Dennis Diken with Bell Sound- "The Sun's Gonna Shine In The Morning" The Screaming Seagulls- "Snow Surfer"   Green Room segment: Duane Eddy on Forrest Gump Duane Eddy- "Rebel Rouser"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Peter Cetera- "I Can Feel It" (co-written by Carl Wilson and rhythm guitar, Ricky Fataar on drums)   Retrofoguetes- "Tentacula" The Hondells- "Speedway"   Outro Music Bed: The Beach Boys- "Shut Down, Part 2"
Deven Berryhill from The Tourmaliners is in our Green Room segment talking about their new album on Pacific Records talking about their new album, Surfidia along with a couple of tracks from that album.  I drop a coin in the Jammin James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (featuring Chris Casello) and Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  Speaking of The Beach Boys, we have another previously unreleased track from them that just came out on their Sail On Sailor box set.  Plus, we've got rockers from Man Or Astro-man?, Impellitteri, Brian Ray, The Zipheads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Grogans, The Dwellers, Weird Aliens, Party Nerves, The Longboards and Kincaid & The Memetics! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Man Or Astro-man?- "Microverses" The Zipheads- "Telekinesis" Weird Aliens- "Goin' To See A Dog About A Man" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" Party Nerves- "Coffin Hop" The Longboards- "Naked Jungle" Brian Ray- "On My Way To You" Kincaid & The Memetics- "Places We'd Like To Be"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "My Love Lives On" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Grogans- "No Thanks (I'm Going Surfing)" The Dwellers- "Saltwater Cowboy, Act 1" The Beach Boys- "Hard Time"   Green Room segment: Deven Berryhill on The Tourmaliners new album, Surfidia The Tourmaliners- "Surfidia" The Tourmaliners- "Swanky" (feat. Eddie Angel)   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Prodigals (feat. Chris Casello)- "Sharkskin Buffalo"   Impellitteri- "17th Century Chicken Picken"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
It's the annual Catching A Wave Christmas show! All Christmas all hour long! Santa brought a gift early which is my awesome wife Beth Riley co-hosting with me! She has a Christmas tune from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, we spin the "wheel of Fun, Fun, Fun" to hear a Beach Boys Christmas cover by Davie Allan & The Arrows and I've got a holiday rocker by The Hi-Risers in the Jammin' James Jukebox! Plus, we get in the festive spirit with songs from The Surfrajettes, The Ventures, The Smithereens, Shaun Young, The Monkees, The Surfaris, The Tourmaliners, Chris Isaak, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, The Krontjong Devils, Surf Zombies, The Courettes, The Grip Weeds, Cameronoise and The Linda Lindas!   Intro music bed: "Martin Cilia"- Oh Come All Ye Faithful"   The Surfrajettes- "Marshmallow March" *Christmas Vacation snippet The Linda Lindas- "Groovy Xmas" Shaun Young- "Blue Christmas" The Smithereens- "Christmas Time All Over The World" Chris Isaak- "Almost Christmas" The Monkees- "What Would Santa Do" The Courettes (feat. The Tremolo Beer Gut)- "Christmas (I Can Hardly Wait)" The Grip Weeds- "Welcome Christmas"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "The Man With All The Toys" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   *A Christmas Story snippet Surf Zombies- "Sleigh Ride" The Surfaris- "Santa's Speed Shop" The Tourmaliners- "Hark The Herald Angels Sing"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Little Saint Nick"   Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets- "Winter Wonderland" *Elf snippet The Krontjong Devils- "Here Comes Santa Claus"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Hi-Risers- "Christmas Lights"   The Ventures- "Joy To The World" *How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie snippet Cameronoise- "And A Star On Top Of It All"   Outro music bed: Martin Cilia- "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"
There's more great tunes coming in as well as Christmas rockers this week too on Catching A Wave!  Crank up the latest from Satan's Pilgrims, The Beach Berserkers, Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards, The Tulsa Doom, The Kaisers, The Orions, Ocean Alley and a classic from The Atlantics.  Plus, since you're on the "Nice" list, we've got Christmas tunes from Magnatech, Jan & Dean, Jason Janik, Travis Koester, JD McPherson, Underwater Bosses, The Dubceks and The Green Reflectors (with guest Mark Malibu).  Beth Riley has a great deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and as always we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Beach Berserkers- "Brand New Speedos" Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards- "Everything Under The Sun Is For Everyone" Jason Janik- "Oh Come Emmanuel" The Dubceks- "The First Noel" Jan & Dean- "Frosty The Snowman" The Green Reflectors (with guest Mark Malibu)- "Toboggan Hop" JD McPherson- "Bad Kid" Underwater Bosses- "Yuleride"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "It's About Time" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Magnatech- "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Travis Koester- "A Very Surfy Christmas"   The Tulsa Doom- "Right Turn Clyde" The Orions- "Sneaky Heart" Ocean Alley- "Perfume"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: B. Bumble & The Stingers- "Nut Rocker"   Satan's Pilgrims- "Typhoon" The Kaisers- "Sugary" The Atlantics- "The Sheriff Of Nottingham"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
The great tunes keep rolling into Catching A Wave studios every week! Hear The Tourmaliners (with Ron Blair of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Ichi-Bons (on Hi-Tide Recordings), The Delta Ring, Abyssal Lurkers, Motorhead, The Routes, The Reverbly Ones and newly released A Cappella mix of The Beach Boys!  Beth Riley also has a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  Billy F Gibbons is in our Green Room segment talking about his awesome Whisker Bomb Hot Sauce (and we do mean HOT) along with a HOT Christmas rocker from him as well.  There's more Christmas tunes in the mix too from Mark Malibu & The Wasagas, Jim and The Sea Dragons, Switchfoot, The Breakers, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys and The Malibooz (with Dean Torrence).  Plus, as always we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week!     Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Ichi-Bons- "Switchblade" The Delta Ring- "Mars Needs Puppies" Jim and The Sea Dragons- "Kringle All The Way" The Breakers- "O Holy Night" Mark Malibu & The Wasagas- "Ice Rider" Switchfoot- "Scrappy Little Christmas Tree" Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys- "Hey Mrs. Claus" The Malibooz- "Santa Drives A Super Stock Dodge" (w/ Dean Torrence)   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Chasin' The Sky" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Abyssal Lurkers- "They Rise" The Tourmaliners- "Voyage To Mars" (feat. Ron Blair from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) The Routes- "Like A Knife" The Beach Boys- "All This Is That" (A Cappella mix)   Green Room segment: Billy F Gibbons on Whisker Bomb Hot Sauce (find info on product HERE) Billy F Gibbons- "Jingle Bell Blues"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Link Wray and The Ray Men- "Summer Dream"   Motorhead- "Rockaway Beach" The Reverbly Ones- "Bombora"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
What a killer hour of great music this week!!  We've got a new track from The Ventures from their release New Space from Pony Canyon Records in Japan.  Christmas tunes are hitting the playlist this week too with a "Christmas Day" themed trio of tunes from Cheap Trick, Jim Babjak and The Weeklings.  There's also a trio of instrumental Christmas tracks from The Surfrajettes, Slowey & The Boats and The Young Barons.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break, Duane Eddy is in our Green Room segment talking about one of his tracks that John Fogerty played on and we have a fun rocker in our Jammin James Jukebox selection of the week.  Plus, there's tunes from The Jackets, The Surf Hermits, Genki Genki Panic, Satan's Pilgrims, The Cranzers, The Kaisers and The Jagaloons!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Satan's Pilgrims- "Bayonet Constitution" The Cranzers- "Seagulls Party" The Kaisers- "Monkey Train" The Jagaloons- "Beyond The Exclusion Zone" Genki Genki Panic- "Camp Crystal Lake"   "Christmas Day" trio: Cheap Trick- "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" Jim Babjak- "It's Love On Christmas Day" The Weeklings- "Christmas Day"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Problem Child" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Surf Hermits- "Speaking With Ghosts"   Instrumental Christmas trio: Slowey & The Boats- "Sleigh Ride" The Young Barons- "Lil' Drummer Boy" The Surfrajettes- "All I Want For Christmas Is You"   Green Room segment: Duane Eddy on John Fogerty playing on one of his tracks Duane Eddy- "Kickin' Asphalt"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Rockin' R's- "Heat"   The Jackets- "Pie In The Sky" The Ventures- "Fly Me To The Moon"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
We play a trio of tunes honoring the late, great Jerry Lee Lewis who passed away on October 28th at 87 years old.  There's a live track from 1964 from him, Jimmy Page teaming up with Jerry Lee on a Led Zeppelin cover and a Killer cover from The 5678's!  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys on her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  We also play the final track from their That's Why God Made The Radio release as we finish up our 10th anniversary celebration of that release and we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox for our selection of the week.  Plus, there's great tunes in the mix from Frankie and The Pool Boys, Ichi-Bons, The Malibooz, The Green Reflectors, The Eye Five, Wiped Out, Master Wave, Lucky 757, High Noon Kahuna, Messer Chups, Jim & The Sea Dragons, The Courettes and Sys Malakian!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Green Reflectors- "Cruisin' For A Bruisin'" Wiped Out- "The Hearse" Sys Malakian- "Dolphin Ride" The Courettes- "Bye Bye Mon Amour" Messer Chups- "Night Stripper" Jim & The Seadragons- "The Murder Hornet Twist" High Noon Kahuna- "Sharktooth" Lucky 757- "Let's Get Ready"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Slip On Through" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Malibooz- "Sweet Surf Music"   Jerry Lee Lewis tribute: Jerry Lee Lewis- "Good Golly, Miss Molly" (live) Jerry Lee Lewis with Jimmy Page- "Rock And Roll" The 5678's- "Great Balls Of Fire"   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "Summer's Gone"   Frankie and The Pool Boys- "The Stargazers"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Cornells- "Beachbound"   The Eye Five- "Coast Ghost" Ichi-Bons- "Snake Eyes" (live) Monster Wave- "Lighthouse Lagoon"   Outro music bed:  Jerry Lee Lewis- "High School Confidential"
We combine our Green Room and Two-nami segments this week to honor the late, great Robert Gordon who unfortunately passed away on October 18th, 2022.  We hear him talking about playing with Link Wray on his first 2 albums along with a track from one of those and a track from his upcoming Cleopatra Records release with guitarist Chris Spedding.  Beth Riley has another fun deep track in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and as always we'll drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  There's a track from both The Surfrajettes and Reverend Horton Heat who will be touring together early 2023 and songs from Satan's Pilgrims, Hawaiian Roller Coaster, Didi Wray, The Smithereens, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Los Choppers, Bowling For Soup, The Brain Waves, The Slimetones, The Mach IV, Kincaid & The Memetics and Surf Cult.   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Brain Waves- "Torpedo Juice" The Slimetones- "Slime and Punishment" Surf Cult- "Let's Play Hide The Soul" Kincaid & The Memetics- "The Out Of Towners" *Bob Ross snippet Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Shoot Me A Smile" Los Choppers- "Electro Mostro" Didi Wray- "Dracula's Theme" (cover of The Ghouls) Satan's Pilgrims- "Southwester"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Cherry, Cherry Coupe" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Bowling For Soup- "Gilligan's Island Theme"   *The Surfrajettes- "Roxy Roller" *Reverend Horton Heat- "Forbidden Jungle" Tour dates HERE   Green Room/Two-Nami segment: Robert Gordon on playing with Link Wray Robert Gordon with Link Wray- "The Way I Walk" Robert Gordon with Chris Spedding- "One Day Left"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Hi-Lites (feat. Randy Hard)- "Beach Baby"   The Smithereens- "Out Of This World" Hawaiian Roller Coaster- "Jellyfish Sting" The Mach IV- "The Coast Road"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
We are packed full of great tunes on this Catching A Wave from Martin Cilia, Man Or AstroMan, The Cowsills, Darren Michael Boyd, The Trashmen, Danny Amis & Twin Tones, The Wilder, The Kaisers, Set Waves, Ocean Alley, The Tiki Creeps…a trio of James Bond/Spy themed tunes from Darrel Higham, The Tsunami Brothers and The Charades.  We have an interview snippet with Freddy Boom Boom Cannon in our Green Room segment.  Beth Riley has a deep track from the Beach Boys in her Surf’s Up Beth’s Beach Boys Break and as always we drop a coin in the JJJ for our selection of the week.    Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Tiki Creeps- "Gringo Parade" The Trashmen- "Bird Bath" Danny Amis & Twin Tones- "F.B.I." Set Waves- "Shoot The Curl" Ocean Alley- "Double Vision"   Trio of "James Bond/Spy theme": Darrel Higham- "James Bond Theme" The Tsunami Brothers- "License To Surf" The Charades- "(Theme From) Goldfinger"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "I'm Waiting For The Day" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Wilder- "Surfin' Sunshine" Man Or Astro-Man?- "Distant Pulsar" Darren Michael Boyd- "A Waste Of Perfectly Good Sadness" The Cowsills- "Ya Gotta Get Up"   Green Room segment: Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon on "Palisades Park" Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon- "Palisades Park"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Ronny & The Daytonas- "G.T.O."   Martin Cilia- "Popcorn" The Kaisers- "Monkey Train"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"    
It's our annual Catching A Wave Halloween show!!!  Beth Riley has a deep track about a caveman named Alley Oop from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and our Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week is about a Werewolf!  Plus, ghoulishly fun tunes from The Surfrajettes, Los Straitjackets, Satan's Pilgrims, Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers, Messer Chups, Magnatech, The Courettes, Genki Genki Panic, The Jagaloons, Dick Dale, Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys, Atomic Drag, The Me-Gustas, Didi Wray, The Deadly Ones, The Breakers and The Ventures!  Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys/ "Ghostbusters"- Los Straitjackets   The Jagaloons- "Some Kind Of Munster" *It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown snippet The Surfrajettes- "Banshee Bop" Messer Chups- "Doctor Spook" The Me Gustas- "Black Cat Crawl" *Jerry Seinfeld standup snippet Genki Genki Panic- "Drac'd Raw Dot Com" *That 70's Show snippet Magnatech- "Dr. Mabuse" *Looney Tunes/Bugs Bunny snippet Los Straitjackets- "The Mad Scientwist" Didi Wray- "Fuzzy Tango Halloween"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Alley Oop" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   *Ghostbusters snippet The Deadly Ones- "Raunchy" Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers- "Sinister Stomp" *King Of The Hill Boomhauer snippet Satan's Pilgrims- "Vampiro (Transylvania Twist)" Dick Dale- "Space Mountain" *Scooby Doo snippet The Breakers- "Tubular Bells (The Exorcist theme)" The Courettes- "Voodoo Doll"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Neanderthals- "Werewolf From Outer Space"   *That 70's Show snippet Atomic Drag- "The Return Of The Atomic Undead" Dave Del Monte & The Cross County Boys- "Coffin Car Coupe" The Ventures- "Twilight Zone"   Outro music bed: Ben Vaughan- "Psycho Beach Party"  
LOTS of rockin' new and classic tunes for you this week from Ichi-Bons, The Jagaloons, Zak and The Krakens, 77s, Weird Aliens, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Los Freneticos, The Hide Outs, Retrofoguetes, John Mellencamp, The 502s, Nick Frater, Los Atarrayas, Jeremy Warmsley and The Green Reflectors!  We continue our 10th anniversary celebration of The Beach Boys' That's Why God Made The Radio release with another track from that and Beth Riley has a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  As always, we've got a super cool selection of the week in our Jammin' James Jukebox as well.   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Weird Aliens- "Catchin' The Waves" The Brian Setzer Orchestra- "Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'" The Green Reflectors- "Secret Agent Spy Scopes" The Jagaloons- "Baja Blast" Ichi-Bons- "Downshiftin'" (live) Retrofoguetes- "The New Hypnotic Wave Of Retrofoguetes" John Mellencamp- "Carolina Shag" The 502s- "Just Another Song"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Wake The World" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Jeremy Warmsley- "Sing From The Heart" Los Freneticos- "Blowfish" Zak and The Krakens- "C'mon Do The Kraken" The Hide Outs- "Surf Bass"   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "Pacific Coast Highway"   Nick Frater- "Stuck In My Ways"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Man Or Astro-man?- "Interplanet Janet"   77s- "Deep End" Los Atarrayas- "Professional Pig"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
Another exciting new box set from The Beach Boys is on the way in November and we hear a live track from that release this hour on Catching A Wave.  Beth Riley also has a deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (also with a connection to The Beach Boys).  Our Green Room segment returns as we hear part of a chat with Eddie Angel as we talk about Link Wray.  There's tunes from both Link and Eddie too as well as rockers from Bloodshot Bill, Black Flamingos, Galvezton, The Beatles, Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards, Rol Junell & The Nellands, Masters Of The University, The Beths, The Slimetones, The Young Barons and Cameronoise!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Bloodshot Bill- "Spitfire" Black Flamingos- "Stingray" The Beach Boys- "You Need A Mess To Help You Stand Alone" (live) Cameronoise- "Page Before Me" The Young Barons- "Intoxica" Arno De Cea & Tje Clockwork Wizards- "Rumble In The Uranium Jungle" The Slimetones- "Terror On Two Wheels" The Beths- "Change In The Weather"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Oh Darlin'" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The March Divide- "All I Know" GALVEZTON- "Low Way" Link Wray- "Rumble Rock"   Green Room segment: Eddie Angel on Link Wray Eddie Angel- "Lynxtail"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Bruce & Jerry- "I Saw Her First"   Masters Of The University- "Darth Vader's Theme" The Beatles- "Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
We start a new segment on this week's Catching A Wave that we'll do periodically called Juke Box Heroes.  We check in on Al Jardine's jukebox and play 3 of the tunes that he has loaded in there.  We'll spin a solo tune from his as well.  Beth Riley has a great deep track from The Beach Boys too in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break.  And we'll drop a coin in my jukebox too to hear our Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week.  Plus, we've got rockin' tunes from Brian Wilson, Laughing Gravy (Dean Torrence), The Go-Go Rillas, The Grass Roots (with mix and performance from The Courettes), Z & The Tiki Twisters, Resonadores, Urban Zotel & The Thunderbirds, Electric Heaters, The Brain Waves, The Violet Mindfield, The Strings Aflame and the Dwellers!     Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Urban Zotel and The Thunderbirds- "The Chase" Resonadores- "Conga" The Go-Go Rillas- "O-Rang-a-Tang" The Violet Mindfield- "Beautiful Nightmare" The Dwellers- "Tide Breaker" The Electric Heaters- "Beyond Banzai" The Brain Waves- "Slithering" Brian Wilson- "Run James Run"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Mona" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Z & The Tiki Twisters- "Mechanical Ducks" The Laughing Gravy (Dean Torrence)- "Vegetables" (Alternate Mix) Al Jardine- "California Dreamin'" (with Glen Campbell and David Crosby)   Juke Box Heroes: Selections from Al Jardine's jukebox Chuck Berry- "Sweet Little Sixteen" The Chords- "Sh-Boom" Bill Haley & His Comets- "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The City Surfers- "Beach Ball"   The Grass Roots (with mix and performance by The Courettes)- "Let's Live For Today" The Strings Aflame- "Factotum"   Outro Music Bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"  
On this week's Catching A Wave, we board the Time Machine for the week of January 5th, 1962 to hear 3 tunes on Los Angeles, CA KFWB's chart including the #1 song.  We have a trio of "quiet" tunes from Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, The Explorers Club and The Manakooras.  Beth Riley has a deep track from The Beach Boys and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (The Surfaris).  Plus, don't miss new and classic rockers from The Surfrajettes, Jerry Cole & His Spacemen, Los Dedos, Satan's Pilgrims, Chewbacca's, Dead Racoon Riot, Jim and The Sea Dragons, The Bradipos IV, Hot Chickens, Set Waves and Abyssal Lurkers!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Chewbacca's- "Astro Collision" Dead Racoon Riot- "Buena Onda" The Surfrajettes- "El Condor Pasa" Set Waves- "Kook Don't Steal My Wave" Abyssal Lurkers- "Hard Pants Day"   "Quiet" trio: Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets- "A Quiet Place" The Explorers Club- "Quietly" The Manakooras- "Quiet Village"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Mona" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Los Dedos- "Collapse" Hot Chickens- "Surfin' Bird" The Bradipos IV- "50"   Catching A Wave Time Machine Week of January 5th, 1962 for KFWB Los Angeles, CA; #19- The Beach Boys- "Surfin'" (Take 8) #13- Dion- "The Wanderer" #1- The Tokens- "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Surfaris- "Punkline"   Satan's Pilgrims- "Gear Grinder" Jim and The Sea Dragons- "Galaxie" Jerry Cole & His Spacemen- "Bronze Surfer"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
On this Catching A Wave hour, we've got a trio of skateboard themed tunes from Jan & Dean, The Challengers and The Hondells to honor the super cool skateboarding dog, Bamboo.  We continue our 10th anniversary celebration of The Beach Boys' album That's Why God Made The Radio with another track from that.  Beth Riley has a cool deep track from them in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and we drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week.  Plus, we've got tunes from 77s, Bloodshot Bill, Didi Wray, The Young Barons, Black Valley Moon, The Trashmen, The Atlantics, Dick Dale (with Huey Lewis on harmonica), Surf Ghost, The Outpost, Surf Monster and The Rumtones!   Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   Black Valley Moon- "Russian Roulette" The Young Barons- "Perfidia" Bloodshot Bill- "Busted Tail" Dick Dale- "F Groove" (feat. Huey Lewis on harmonica) The Rumtones- "Nazare"   Skateboard trio: Jan & Dean- "Sidewalk Surfin'" The Challengers- "Asphalt Spinner" The Hondells- "Little Sidewalk Surfin' Girl"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "Time To Get Alone" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   The Atlantics- "Whitewash" The Trashmen- "True Love" (previously unreleased Carl Perkins cover) Didi Wray- "Peter Gunn" Surf Ghost- "California Dyin'"   10th Anniversary Celebration of The Beach Boys- That's Why God Made The Radio The Beach Boys- "From There To Back Again"   The Outpost- "Santa Cruz"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: The Tremolos- "The Weird One"   77s- "Do It For Love" (stadium mix) Surf Monster- "Piercing"   Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"
We hear the NUMBER ONE song from our listener-voted "Favorite Song By The Monkees" Countdown this hour!  We've got a Catching A Wave EXCLUSIVE from Little Quirks covering "Different Drum" as well as 2 previously unreleased tunes from an upcoming Dean Torrence release.  Beth Riley has a great deep track from The Beach Boys in her Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break and speaking of...we spin the Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun to hear randomly selected Beach Boys covers by The Everly Brothers, Phil Keaggy and She & Him.  We'll also drop a coin in the Jammin' James Jukebox to hear our selection of the week (also Beach Boys related).  Plus, we've got tunes from GALVEZTON, The Tsunami Brothers, Beck, The Hang Ten Hangmen, The Dwellers, The Charades, Joe McAnaney and Hula Ghost! Intro music bed: "Catch A Wave"- The Beach Boys   The Dwellers- "Just Another Surf Song" The Hang-Ten Hangmen- "Surf Party" Beck- "Gamma Ray"   2 previously unreleased from upcoming Dean Torrence collection: Flo & Eddie with Dean Torrence- "Ride The Wild Surf" Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston & Dean Torrence- "Love Lace"   The Charades- "Mr. Moto" Joe McAnaney- "The Banzai Summer" GALVEZTON- "Looking Glass"   Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break: The Beach Boys- "We'll Run Away" Follow "Surf's Up: Beth's Beach Boys Break" HERE   Hula Ghost- "Those Are Technically Pajamas"   CATCHING A WAVE EXCLUSIVE: Little Quirks- "Different Drum"   Beachfront Vinny- "Stop The World & Surf With U"   Wheel Of Fun, Fun, Fun: The Everly Brothers (with The Beach Boys)- "Don't Worry Baby" Phil Keaggy- "God Only Knows" She & Him- "Heads You Win, Tails I Lose"   Jammin' James Jukebox selection of the week: Al Jardine- "Don't Fight The Sea" (with The Beach Boys)   #1 in Top 5 Countdown of Favorite songs by The Monkees: The Monkees- "Last Train To Clarksville"   The Tsunami Brothers- "Surfer Lola"   Outro music bed: The Monkees- "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Backing Tracks)  
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