The Surf Raiders were part of a surf revival that happened in the early 80's. I actually don't really remember that, but it appears it was there. I guess my contact with it was through hearing Agent Orange who took surf music and turned into "Skateboard" music, giving it a little more punk edge.
When I was in highschool in the later half of the decade I and many of my friends went through a surf music phase, inspired mostly by Agent Orange. A friend of my had a band that may have played once at a party where they kind of did the Agent Orange thing playing faster, louder surf music.
This record is not that. This record sounds like it could have been recorded in 1962 on Del-Fi records. It is authentic surf music, machine gun guitar and all. If you are a fan of any of that old early 60's surf music this is a great album. It takes that genre, treats it right and is recorded under much better conditions so it sounds great.
I don't know much about the band. I did some basic internet searches and didn't really find anything. I did find them on a surf compilation with Agent Orange. If anyone knows any more about this band please let me know.
So next time your heading to the beach or dreaming about heading to the beach to catch some waves I think this might be a perfect soundtrack for you.
01 Surf Bound.mp3
02 Totally Tubular.mp3
03 Egyptian Surf.mp3
05 Hit The Surf.mp3
06 Raider Jam.mp3
07 Wave Walk'n.mp3
08 The Ranch.mp3
09 Hott Foam Rider.mp3
10 Long Ride.mp3
12 El Surfboard.mp3
Here's the whole thing. The Surf Raiders.zip