Catching A Wave

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Dec 22, 2017

This week is ALL CHRISTMAS!  Hear 2 new tunes from Slowey & The Boats, plus festive classics from Los Straitjackets, The Ventures, Martin Cilia, The Beach Boys, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Brian Wilson, Nokie Edwards & The Light Crust Dough Boys, Mike Love, She & Him and more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Los Straitjackets- "Here Comes Santa Claus"

Nokie Edwards & The Light Crust Dough Boys- "Jingle Bell Fuzz"

Slowey & The Boats- "White Christmas"

Frankie & The Pool Boys- "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"

She & Him- "Christmas Day"

The Beach Boys- "Santa's Beard"

Hey Stevie- "Big Sur Christmas" (featuring Al Jardine)

Mike Love- "(You'll Never Be) Alone On Christmas Day"

Brian Wilson- "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"

The Beach Boys- "Frosty The Snowman"

Surf School Dropouts- "Another Christmas With You"

Duane Eddy- "Here Comes Christmas"

The Ventures- "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

Los Mel-Tones- "Silent Night"

Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Feliz Navidad"

Slowey & The Boats (with Shannon McGill)- "Mele Kalikimaka"

Martin Cilia- "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

King Of Hawaii- "Greensleeves"

The Bonesharks- "Little Drummer Boy"


Outro music bed:  Los Straitjackets- "Jingle Bells"

Dec 18, 2017

We spin NEW tracks from Mike Love, Jim James, Messer Chups, The Surfrajettes, Anything But Surf, Black Flamingos and The Men In Gray Suits this week.  Plus, we continue Christmas programming with holiday rockers from The Avalanches, The Falcons, Wondermints, The Fab Four, Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, The Surfites, The Blue Hawaiians, Phil Keaggy and more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Avalanches- "Winter Wonderland"

The Falcons- "Deck The Halls"

Wondermints- "Ski Party"

Black Flamingos- "Linty Dock"

The Men In Gray Suits- "Bahia-Mar"

The Fab Four- "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

Jimmy Buffett- "Christmas Island"

The Beach Boys- "Christmas Time Is Here Again"

Jim James- "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"

La Luz- "Phantom Feelings"

The Surfites- "Saint Nick's AA Fueler"

The Blue Hawaiians- "Mele Kalikimaka"

Phil Keaggy- "Jingle Bells"

Mike Love- "All The Love In Paris" (feat. Dave Koz)

Anything But Surf- "Take On Me"

Messer Chups- "Magneto"

The Surfrajettes- "Undercover Secretary"

Duane Eddy- "Attack Of The Duck Billed Platypus"


Outro music bed: Bruce Johnston- "Jersey Channel Islands (Part 7)"



Dec 11, 2017

We continue Christmas cheer with festive tunes from The Ventures, Santo & Johnny, Tijuana Panthers, The Space Cossacks, Jeffrey Foskett, Wonderlux, Los Straitjackets and The Beach Boys. Plus, we spin The Beach Boys covering a signature tune of Fats Domino who passed away October 24th.  We also get rockers from The Atlantics, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale, The Explorers Club, The Sabres, The Surfaris and more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Ventures- "Sleigh Ride"

Los Straitjackets- "O Come All Ye Faithful"

The Surfaris- "Mr. Rebel"

The Atlantics- "Atlantic Echo"

The Sabres- "Hamhocks"

Wonderlux- "Swell Noel"

The Beach Boys- "The Man With All The Toys"

The Beach Boys- "Blueberry Hill"

The Explorers Club- "I've Been Waiting"

The Exotics- "Skimpy"

Santo & Johnny- "Twistin' Bells"

Tijuana Panthers- "Father Christmas"

The Lively Ones- "Forty Miles Bad Surf"

Jan & Dean- "Freeway Flyer"

The Hondells- "The Lonely Rider"

The Space Cossacks- "Christmas Island"

Jeffrey Foskett- "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"

Dick Dale- "The Beast"

The Chantays- "Continental Missle"


Outro music bed:  The Explorers Club- "Summer Air"

Dec 4, 2017

More Christmas tunes on the show this week including The Beach Boys' 1974 single "Child Of Winter (Christmas Song)" plus The Boss Martians, Surfin' Santa with Meshugga Beach Party, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Martin Cilia, The Crossfires, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Untamed Youth. We also hear rockin' tunes from The Shadows, The TomorrowMen, The Marketts, Surf City Allstars, Hawthorne, Greg Townson, our weekly trivia question and more!


Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Surfin' Santa with Meshugga Beach Party- "Jingle Bell Rock"

The Boss Martians- "It's Christmas Time"

The Shadows- "Gonzales"

The TomorrowMen- "Hemispherical Synchronization"

David Marks with The A-Phonics- "Sheriff Of Noddinhgam"

The Beach Boys- "Child Of Winter (Christmas Song)"

The Untamed Youth- "Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down"

The Coffin Daggers- "Instigator"

Said The Ripper- "Pane Reduction"

The Fabulous Plank-Tones- "Swellwoody"

Bobby "Boris" Pickett- "Monster's Holiday"

The Crosffires- "Santa & The Sidewalk Surfer"

Greg Townson- "Fishin' Hole"

Surf City Allstars- "Caroline No"

Hawthorne- "Goin' Back To California"

The Ventures- "Surfin' & Spyin'"

The Marketts- "Stomp Look & Listen"

Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Frosty The Snowman"

Martin Cilia- "Jingle Bells"


Outro music bed: The Ventures- "Caravan"




Nov 27, 2017

We hear our first Christmas Rock Block for the holiday season on this week's Catching A Wave with tunes from Black Flamingos, Blue Hawaiians, The Cherry Drops, Los Straitjackets and Burt Rocket.  Plus, we spin NEW tunes from The Surfrajettes, Anything But Surf and The Evanstones as well as rockers from Dick Dale The Torquays, Annette Funicello, Frankie & The Pool Boys, The Beach Boys, a double-shot of The Ventures, our weekly trivia question and lots more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Torquays- "Bumble Bee Twist"

Frankie & The Pool Boys- "Rattler Ranch"

The Surfrajettes- "Mrs. Moto"

Annette Funicello- "Secret Surfin' Spot"

Jan & Dean- "Hot Stocker"

The Ventures- "Hernando's Hideaway"

The Ventures- "The Creeper"

The Beach Boys- "Peggy Sue"

Anything But Surf- "Sweet Caroline"

The Surfaris- "Scatter Shield"


Christmas Rock Block:

Black Flamingos- "How The Gurch Stole Christmas"

Blue Hawaiians- "Jungle Bells"

The Cherry Drops- "Little Saint Nick"

Los Straitjackets- "Linus & Lucy" (live)

Burt Rocket- "Santa's Hot Rod"


California Music- "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

The Evanstones- "Hi-Flyer"

Dick Dale- "Hava Nagila"

Aki Aleong & The Nobles- "Torture"


Outro music bed: Los Straitjackets- "Jack The Ripper"



Nov 20, 2017

We spin 2 bands with Deke Dickerson (The Untamed Youth and Blind Rage & Violence), new tunes from Jack Johnson, *repeat repeat, Satan's Pilgrims, Brian Wilson, Los Straitjackets, rockers from The Wailers, Big Surf, The Atlantics, our weekly trivia question and lots more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Untamed Youth- "Ain't Got A Thing"

Big Surf- "Rev Up"

Los Straitjackets- "I Live On A Battlefield"

The Supertones- "Torque Wrench"

Atomic Mosquitos- "The Villain In The Panama Hat"

The Beach Boys- "I'm So Young"

The Wailers- "Gunnin' For Peter"

*repeat repeat- "Everybody's Falling In Love"

The Blue Hawaiians- "Banzai Pipeline"

Blind Rage & Violence- "Headless Chicken"

Jack Johnson- "Big Sur"

Al Jardine- "San Simeon"

Brian Wilson- "Some Sweet Day"

The Fathoms- "Flaming Arrow"

Satan's Pilgrims- "The Juggernaut"

The Halibuts- "The Natives Are Restless"

Papa Doo Run Run with Randell Kirsch- "Blue Kiss"

The Atlantics- "Blond Street"

The Dead Rocks- "Fingerboard"


Outro music bed: Los Straitjackets- "Yeah Yeah Yeah"

Nov 13, 2017

We chat with guitarist Chris Casello later in the show this week.  We talk about surf guitar influences as well as his involvement with The Prodigals and The Sabres! Plus, we spin NEW songs from The Surfrajettes and The Splashdowns along with a "trio from Chuck Rio", The Explorers Club, The Beach Boys, Surfer Joe, our weekly trivia question and more!


Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Sabres- "Mr. Moto"

The Splashdowns- "Micro Meteorites"

Trio from Chuck Rio:

The Persuaders & Chuck Rio- "Toes On The Nose"

The Champs- "T.N.T."

Chuck Rio & The Originals- "Margarita"

Duane Eddy- "Ramrod"

Interview segment 1

The Ventures- "Oh Lonesome Me"

Interview segment 2

Chris Casello Trio- "Miserlu"

Interview segment 3

The Prodigals- "Sharkskin Buffalo"

Chris Casello Trio- "Walk, Don't Run"

Interview segment 4

The Sabres- "Ride The Savage"

The Beach Boys- "Shelter"

The Explorers Club- "No Strings Attached"

The Astronauts- "Come Along Baby"

Spies Who Surf- "Spy Beach"

The Surfrajettes- "Cha Cha Heels"

Surfer Joe- "Beach City Bop"

Outro music bed: Chris Casello Trio- "El Nino"

Nov 6, 2017

We spin new tracks from Slowey & The Boats, Satan's Pilgrims, Chris Casello Trio, The Men In Gray Suits and Black Flamingos this week.  Plus, we hear from Brian Wilson, Bo Diddley, The Atlantics, The Space Cossacks, The Surfaris, The Belairs, The Beach Boys, our weekly trivia and lots more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"

The Galaxies- "Tremble"

The Atlantics- "Surf's Up"

Chris Casello Trio- "Shuck N Jive"

Satan's Pilgrims- "Creep Beat"

Richie Allan & The Pacific Surfers- "Malibu Run"

The Men In Gray Suits- "The Victor"

Bo Diddley- "Low Tide"

Johnny Cymbal- "(Surfin' At) Tia Juana"

Kay Bell &The Tuff's- "(The Original) Surfer Stomp"

Billy Mure- "Flaming Guitar"

The Dustaphonics- "Showman Twang Tiki Gods"

The Space Cossacks- "Tsunami Tsurprise"

The Surfaris- "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66"

The Beach Boys- "Darlin'"

Black Flamingos- "Hour Of The Coyote"

Dean Torrence & Papa Doo Run Run- "Teenager In Love"

Brian Wilson- "I Got Rhythm"

Slowey & The Boats- "Hula Blues"

The Belairs- "Squirt"

Outro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Honky Tonk"

Oct 27, 2017

It's our 2nd annual Halloween Show on Catching A Wave. Lots of ghoulish fun, fun, fun this week with Los Straitjackets, The Woggles, Messer Chups, Black Flamingos, Satan's Pilgrims, Jan & Dean, Man Or Astroman?, Bobby "Boris" Puckett, Kevin White, The Ghouls, The Hi-Risers and more!  Listen if you dare!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"

Los Straitjackets with Pontani Sisters & Kaiser George- "All Back To Drac's"
The Phantom Five- "Graveyard"
The Halibuts- "Monster Surfing Time"
Man Or Astroman- "The Shadow Knows"
Frankenstein and Dracula trailer
The Von Drats- "Dratsylvania"
Kevin White- "Frogman, Robutz & UFO's"
The Surfaders- "Creature From Beyond The Reef"
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers- "Monster Mash"
The Ghouls- "Bela Be Good"
Plan 9 From Outer Space trailer
The Neanderthals- "Werewolf From Outer Space"
Al Casey- "The Hearse"
Jan & Dean- "Surfin' Hearse"
Satan's Pilgrims- "Haunted House Of Rock"
Black Flamingos- "Haunted Hall"
I Was A Teenage Frankenstein trailer
The Hi-Risers- "Call Me The Wolfman"
The Woggles- "Dracula's Daughter"
The Ghastly Ones- "Hangman Hangten"
Surfmen- "Ghost Hop"
Burt Rocket- "Crypt Surfer"
Robot Monster trailer
Messer Chups- "Insomnia Of The Mummies" (Faster version)
Outro music bed: The Ghouls- "Shake, Rattle & Rot"


Oct 23, 2017

We spin solo tracks from Beach Boys members Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson & Brian Wilson this week.  Plus, hear rockers from Slacktone, The Lively Ones, Dick Dale, Hillbilly Soul Surfers, Martin Cilia, Tijuana Panthers, our weekly trivia question and more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Happy Times- "Lo-Fi Spy"

Slacktone- "The Bells Of St. Kahuna"

Dick Dale- "Surfin' And A Swingin'"

The Denvermen- "Avalon Stomp"

The Lively Ones- "Telstar"

Al Jardine- "A California Saga" 

Bruce Johnston- "Down Under"

Dennis Wilson- "Sound Of Free"

Carl Wilson- "Too Early To Tell"

Brian Wilson- "Surf's Up"

The Lustre Kings- "Bottlerocket"

Tijuana Panthers- "Foolish"

Big Ray & The Futuras- "Surf Hammer"

The Real Gone- "Uprising"

The Mighty Surf Lords- "Mighty Bah-Room"

Glen Campbell- "Tequila"

Hillbilly Soul Surfers- "Scratchin' And Twistin"

Martin Cilia- "Futurama"


Outro music bed:  Surfin Gorillas- "Penetration"


Oct 16, 2017

Hear NEW tunes from The Evanstones, The Woggles and The Hula Girls on the latest Catching A Wave. Plus, we spin tracks from The Beach Boys, The Kaisers, Aqualads, Ramones, Ramonetures, The Surfaris, The Von Drats, The Madeira, our weekly trivia and lots more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Evanstones- "Mr. Burns"

The Madeira- "The Victor"

The Beach Boys- "Dance, Dance, Dance" (alt. take)

The Fabulous Plank-Tones- "Book Of Love"

The Von Drats- "Tube City"

The Woggles- "Jungle Queen"

Link Wray- "Law Of The Jungle"

The Surfaris- "Gone, Gone, Gone"

The Wailers- "We're Goin' Surfin'"

Dee Dee Sharp- "Riding The Waves"

Ramonetures- "I Wanna Be Sedated"

Ramones- "Rockaway Beach"

The Hi-Risers- "(Let's Dance) The Freeze"

La Luz- "It's Alive"

Hawaii Samurai- "Creeky Tiki From The Deepest Jungle Of Gargula"

Jill Gibson- "It's As Easy As 1,2,3"

The Kaisers- "Lonesome"

The Hula Girls- "Evening At Tonga Lei"

Aqualads- "Barbara Ann"


Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Brawl"

Oct 9, 2017

Grab your boards and crank up tunes from Pointbreak, Speedball Jr., Dick Dale, Aqualads, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Paul Johnson, The TomorrowMen, Dexter Romweber, The Terrorsurfs, The's, The Champs, our weekly trivia question and a whole lot more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Dexter Romweber- "Bombora"

The Anacondas- "Absinth"

The Terrorsurfs- "The Spy Who Surfed Me"

The's- "I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield"

The Champs- "Chariot Rock"

Paul Johnson- "Wave Perfect"

The TomorrowMen- "Phistful Of Photons"

The Beach Boys- "Roller Skating Child"

The Boss Martians- "Never Trust A Chick (In A 3 Window Coupe)

Susan & The Surftones- "West 30"

Speedball Jr.- "Motion Of The Ocean"

Dick Dale- "Flashing Eyes"

The Neanderthals- "Neanderthal Twist"

Jan & Dean- "I Found A Girl"

Aqualads- "Phantom Point"

The Rituals- "Guitarro"

Pointbreak- "Chuck Norris"

The Shadows- "Tales Of A Raggy Tramline"

The Hot Doggers- "Walk Don't Run"

Supertubos- "Miami Mendoza"


Outro music bed: The Super Stocks- "Trophy Run"

Oct 2, 2017

We hear NEW tunes from Brian Wilson, Weezer (about The Beach Boys), The Rough Shapes and The Men In Gray Suits this week.  Plus, we spin rockers from Bang Mustang, The Ventures, The Exotics, The Surfaris, Hawthorne, The Beach Boys (a cappella mix), The Volcanics, The Volcanos, our weekly trivia question and so much more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Bang Mustang- "Echobrain Mantra"

The Men In Gray Suits- "Norco"

Weezer- "Beach Boys"

The Beach Boys- "Slip On Through" (A Cappella mix)

The Ventures- "Surf Rider"

The Rough Shapes- "Buried Bones"

The Exotics- "Casbah"

Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen- "Brewski"

The Volcanos- "Aviation High School"

The Volcanics- "The Lonely One"

The Huntington Cads- "Theme From Maneater"

The Surfaris- "Big Surge"

Brian Wilson- "Run James Run"

Hawthorne- "Wake Up To Summer"

The Bomboras- "The Ninth Wave"

*Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars- "The Drummer Plays For Me"

*Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes- "Boss Guitar"

*Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes- "Lonely Boy, Lonely Guitar"

*Al Casey & The K-C ettes- "What Are We Gonna Do In '64"

*Dick Dale- "King Of The Surf Guitar"


*Featuring Darlene Love & The Blossoms on vocals


Outro music bed: Los Straitjackets- "Jack The Ripper"

Sep 25, 2017

New tune from Miami Dan with David Marks this week plus 2 tunes from the late Glen Campbell, Mike Love talks to us about "Pisces Brothers" and rockers from Darrel Higham, Go-Go's, The Astronauts, The Explorers Club, Annette Funicello, The Surfin' Gorillas, our weekly trivia question and lots more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Surfin' Gorillas- "Surfin' Crazy"

The El Caminos- "Jet Stream"

Annette- "Draggin' USA"
The Beach Boys- "Car Crazy Cutie"

Darrel Higham- "In Summer"

Miami Dan & The Hayes Street Band- "High Surf" (featuring David Marks)

The Cadillac Angels- "Wray Gunn"

Go-Go's- "Surfing & Spying"

Man Or Astro-man?- "Defcon 5"

Dick Dale- "Firing Up"

Glen Campbell- "Sassy"

Glen Campbell- "Guess I'm Dumb"

Mike Love on Pisces Brothers

Mike Love- "Pisces Brothers"

The Explorers Club- "Gold Winds"

Dean Torrence on The Monkees and Jan & Dean tv show launches

Jan & Dean- "In The Still Of The Night"

The Astronauts- "Surf Softly & Carry A Big Board"

The Cherokees- "Thundercloud"


Outro music bed:  Los Straitjackets- "Yeah Yeah Yeah"

Sep 18, 2017

Let's go surfin' now with a new tunes from The Men In Gray Suits and The Hula Girls plus rockers from Sleepy LaBeef, The Rebel Rousers, Hawthorne, Dick Dale, The Kaisers, The Atlantics, The Savoys, our weekly trivia question and LOTS more!!  

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Men In Gray Suits- "Panic At The Pier"

Sleepy LaBeef- "Wipeout"

The Beach Boys- "Little Girl (You're My Miss America)"

The Savoys- "Slappin' Rods & Leaky Oil"

The Silicon- "Surf Medley"

The Kaisers- "Trufflehog"

The Atlantics- "Shark Attack"

Dave York & The Beachcombers- "(Let's Have A) Beach Party"

Shelley Fabares- "Lost Summer Love"

Jeffrey Foskett (with Brian Wilson)- "Everything I Need"

Hawthorne- "In California"

Mark Eric- "Place For The Summer"

The Hula Girls- "Return Of The Hawaiian Eye"

Dick Dale- "Hava Nagila"

The Tiki Tones- "Typhoon Twist"

Murry Wilson- "The Warmth Of The Sun"

The Rebel Rousers- "Peter Gunn Twist"

The Surfaders- "Dragstrip Murder Mystery"

Martin Cilia- "Riff A Go Go"


Outro music bed:  Eddie Angel- "Black Widow"

Sep 11, 2017

This week we hear a newly released instrumental version of "California Sun" by the Ramones plus tunes from Los Straitjackets, The Centurians, The Shadows, The Surfaris, Nancy Sinatra (with Brian Wilson), Jeff Beck, Said The Ripper, The Beach Boys, our weekly trivia and more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Los Straitjackets- "Venturing Out"

Dave Myers & The Surftones- "Surf Breaker"

The Beach Boys- "Little Honda" (alternate take and studio chatter)

The Lively Ones- "Goofy Foot"

The Surf Dawgs- "Summertime Blues"

Jeff Beck- "Apache"

Said The Ripper- "Said The Ripper Theme"

Ramones- "California Sun" (instrumental)

Jim Messina & His Jesters- "High Voltage"

Insect Surfers- "Diamondback"

Nancy Sinatra (w/ Brian Wilson & Jeffrey Foskett)- "California Girls"

Brian Wilson- "Be My Baby"

The Ventures- "Web Surfin'"

The Surfaris- "Dance Dance Dance"

The Revels- "Comanche"

Jan & Arnie- "Gotta Getta Date"

The Centurians- "Bullwinkle Pt. 2"

Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars- "Challenger II"

The Challengers- "Dance With The Guitar Man"

The Shadows- "36-24-36"


Outro music bed: Jan & Dean- "Old Ladies Seldom Power Shift"

Sep 4, 2017

It's a rockin' hour of tunes with La Luz, Bombon, Annette Funicello, The Beach Boys, The Marketts, The's, Dustaphonics, Kustom Kings, Teisco Del Ray, Tijuana Panthers, Twang-O-Matics, our weekly trivia question and so much more on this week's Catching A Wave!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Teisco Del Ray- "You're Gonna Miss Me"

Kustom Kings- "Fireball"

Tom & Jerry- "Surfside Park"

Annette Funicello- "California Sun"

Bombon- "Dance Just Like Annette"

Dustaphonics- "Cachaca"

The's- "Jane In The Jungle"

La Luz- "You Disappear"

Footstep Surf Music Band- "Monstros & Fantasmas"

Twang-O-Matics- "La Pachuca"

The Beach Boys- "Darlin'"

Guitar Up- "Psyclone"

The Road Runners- "Mighty Mustang"

Jeffrey Foskett- "Sunshine All The Time"

The Marketts- "Bucket Seats"

The Rip Chords- "Cobra Beach"

Duane Eddy- "Guitar'd & Feathered"

Tijuana Panthers- "Summer Fun"

Flux Capacitors- "Mr. Blister"

The Dead Rocks- "El Condor Pasa"


Outro: Eddie Angel- "Deuces Wild"


Aug 28, 2017

We spin new tracks from Chris Casello Trio, Satan's Pilgrims and The Palomars this week.  Plus, hear rockin' tunes from The Kaisers, Meshugga Beach Party, The Hi-Risers, Dragstrip, The Surfaris, Los Straitjackets, The Ventures, The Hondells, Dex Romweber, The TomorrowMen, Jan & Dean, Keith Sykes and more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Kaisers- "Valley Of The Kaisers"

The TomorrowMen- "Tempus Fugitive"

Chris Casello Trio- "Miserlu"

Dex Romweber- "Midnight At Vic's"

The Hondells- "Honda Beach Party"

Los Straitjackets- "Itchy Chicken"

The Pyramids- "Pressure"

The Surfaris- "Storm Surf"

Dragstrip- "Don't Fear The Reaper"

Satan's Pilgrims- "The Fireball"

Keith Sykes- "The Best Day"

The Palomars- "Lovers Luau"

Ka'au Crater Boys- "Honolulu Baby"

The Hi-Risers- "Spinout City"

Jan & Dean- "Rockin' Little Roadster"

The Beach Boys- "Surfin'" (takes 1 & 2)

Meshugga Beach Party- "Festival Of Lights"

The Ventures- "Party In Laguna"

Frankie & The Poolboys- "Pumpin' Surfing Stance"


Outro music bed: Teisco Del Ray- "Surf Jam"

Aug 21, 2017

Mike Love gets some help from friends Mark McGrath & John Stamos on a new version of a Beach Boys classic on this week's Catching A Wave.  We also hear Mark McGrath on a Beach Boys cover he did several years ago as well.  Plus, we spin tracks from Martin Cilia, Said The Ripper, The Beatles, Surf City Allstars, The Explorers Club, Eddie Angel, Surfin' Gorillas, our weekly trivia question and lots more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Martin Cilia- "Exile On Chapel Street"

Said The Ripper- "James Bond Theme"

The Surfin' Gorillas- "Go Go Gorilla"

Eddie Angel- "Caveman"

Al Casey- "Thunder Beach"

Mark McGrath- "Getcha Back"

The Beach Boys- "Girl Don't Tell Me"

The Beatles- "Cry For A Shadow"

Larry Bright- "Surfin' Queen"

The Explorers Club- "Honey I Don't Know Why"

The Terrorsurfs- "King Twang"

The Revelaires- "Baja"

Mike Love (with Mark McGrath & John Stamos)- "Do It Again"

Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos- "Phantom Surfer"

The Reverb Syndicate- "Sputnik A Go Go"

The Sidewalk Surfers- "Skate Board"

Surf School Dropouts- "Where Have You Gone"

Surf City Allstars- "The Warmth Of The Sun"

The Wet Tones- "Mucho Reverbo"


Outro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Aug 14, 2017

We spin newly released tracks from the archives of Jan & Dean and The Beach Boys on this week's Catching A Wave!  We also hear from Dick Dale, Freddy Cannon, Terry Anderson, The Lively Ones, Southern Culture On The Skids, The Volcanics, our weekly trivia question and more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Jan & Dean- "Prelude/ Honolulu Lulu"

The Huntington Cads- "Never To Return"

The Beach Boys- "Aren't You Glad"

The Bobby Fuller Four- "Our Favorite Martian"

Doyley & The Twanglords- "D-Twang"

The New Dimensions- "Rumblebee"

The Lively Ones- "Tranquilizer"

Jan & Dean- "Brass Sectional Introductions/ Dead Man's Curve"

The Persuaders- "Surfer Strip"

The Volcanics- "Girls, Girls, Girls"

The Beach Boys- "Can't Wait Too Long"

The Verbtones- "Saturday Night On Mars"

Jan & Dean- "Hang On Sloopy/ Jan & Dean, They'll Be Back"

Dick Dale- "Surfin' Rebel"

Freddy Cannon- "Tallahasse Lassie"

The Flame- "See The Light"

Terry Anderson- "Carl Wilson"

The Beach Boys- "Surfer Girl (1967 A Cappella Mix)

Southern Culture On The Skids- "The Sweeper"


Outro music bed:  The Beach Boys- "That's Why God Made The Radio" (instrumental)


Aug 7, 2017

In honor of Adam West's passing on June 9th at 88 years old, we spin a block of Batman-themed tunes from Nelson Riddle, Black Flamingos, Jan & Dean, The Markets, Duane Eddy and The Squires.  Plus, we hear Bruce Johnston talk about surfing near his house, tunes from The Denvermen, The Trashwomen, The Atlantics, James Wilsey, Gary Usher, our weekly trivia question and lots more!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


The Del Reys- "House Of Sand"

The Denvermen- "Stomp Fever"

Los Straitjackets- "Half A Boy Half A Man"

The Trashwomen- "Aphrodisia"

North Of Malibu- Surf Rider


Batman set:

Black Flamingos- "Shark Repellant"

Jan & Dean- "Batman"

The Marketts- "The Bat Signal"

Duane Eddy- "Batman Theme"

Nelson Riddle- "Batman Riddles The Riddler (Hi Diddle Riddle)"

The Squires- "Batmobile"


Bruce Johnston on still surfing near his home

Bruce Johnston- "Surfin' Round The World"

The Real Gone- "The Garage"

James Wilsey- "San Bernardino"

Gary Usher- "Power Shift"

The Super Stocks- "Ventura"

Johnny Cash- "I Want To Go Home"

The Beach Boys- "Sloop John B"

The Atlantics- "Fez"

Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen- "My Baby Does The Bird"


Outro music bed:  Satan's Pilgrims- "Wave"



Jul 31, 2017

We're trippin' out over new tracks from Satan's Pilgrims, The Strangebeats, Chris Casello Trio and Dustaphonics this week!  Plus, we spin rockers from The Untamed Youth, The Fathoms, The Rip Chords, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Rosie Flores, The Raybeats, our weekly trivia question and lots more!


Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Chris Casello Trio- "Apache"

The Untamed Youth- "Tube City"

The Boss Martians- "A-Bone"

The Raybeats- "The Calhoun Surf"

The Bel Airs- "Let's Go Trippin'"

Rosie Flores- "Surf Demon #5"

The Surfaris- "Catch A Little Ride With Me"

The Beach Boys- "Sail On Sailor" (live in Louisville 1995)

Mark Eric- "California Home"

Jeff Beck- "Sleepwalk"

The Strangebeats- "Misirlou (Egyptian Girl)"
Martin Cilia- "Lost In Waikiki"

The Rip Chords- "Surf City"

Jan & Dean- "School Days"

The Hondells- "Honda Beach Party"

The Trashmen- "Bird Dance Beat"

Dustaphonics- "Love Jinx"

Satan's Pilgrims- "Buggin' Out"

The Fathoms- "Race Against Time"


Outro music bed: Jan & Dean- "Barons West LA"




Jul 24, 2017

New tunes hit the playlist from Chuck Berry, Slowey & The Boats, and Dan Auerbach (which is the trivia question this week).  Plus, we spin tunes from Duane Eddy, The Beach Boys, Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Astronauts, The Royal Hounds, The Hi-Risers, Bob Irwin & The Pluto Walkers, Atomic Mosquitos and lots more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Atomic Mosquitos- "Dial 'M' For Mosquito"

Rondo Hatton- "Blast Off"

The Fabulous Playboys- "Cheater Stomp"

The Astronauts- "Hot-Doggin'"

Messer Chups- "Rock It"

Davie Allan & The Arrows- "Psyclepath"

The Eliminators- "Lonely Surf Guitar"

The Beach Boys- "Girls On The Beach"

The Rivieras- "Surfin' Fun"

Bert Weedon- "Wipe Out"

Bob Irwin & The Pluto Walkers- "Diamondback"

The Hi-Risers- "Think Link"

Chuck Berry- "Jamaica Moon"

Slowey & The Boats- "Border Serenade"

The Royal Hounds- "Long Reef"

Dan Auerbach (with Duane Eddy on guitar)- "Livin' In Sin"

Duane Eddy- "Guitar Child"

Pollo Del Mar- "A Flash Of Green"

The Pyramids- "Bikini Drag"


Outro music bed: The Space Cossacks- "Transatlantic Orbit"


Jul 17, 2017

Greg Townson brings another new track from his latest plus rockers from Blue Stingrays (Mike Campbell), Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives (produced by Mike Campbell), Blue Wave Theory (not produced by Mike Campbell...haha), Link Wray, The Kanaloas, Jan & Dean, Hawthorne, Davie Allan & The Arrows with Dick Dale, The Explorers Club, Surf School Dropouts and more!!

Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"


Davie Allan & The Arrows with Dick Dale- "Surf Trek"

Laika & The Cosmonauts- "Don't Monkey With Tarzan"

Hawthorne- "Frisco Bay"

Blue Wave Theory- "Rabbit Ears"

The Surfin' Gorillas- "King Of The Surf"

The Original Surfaris- "Exotic"

The Belairs- "Bedlam"

The Beach Boys- "Good Timin'"

The Explorers Club- "Be Around"

Surf School Dropouts- "Beach Bound"

Greg Townson- "Soul Finger"

Jan & Dean- "Talahassee Lassie"

Blue Stingrays- "Malibu Babylon"

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives- "Quicksand"

Link Wray- "Rebel Rouser"

The Atlantics- "Bombora"

The Mermen- "Soul Surfin'"

The Rhythm Rockers- "Ramrod"

The Kanaloas- "Boneyard Reef"


Outro music bed: The Crossfires- "Fiberglass Jungle"


Jul 10, 2017

Satan's Pilgrims bring us a track from their new album, Siniestro, this week plus we spin a new trak from Said The Ripper (covering Sir Paul) and rockers from The Long Boards, The Martian Denny Orchestra, The Kaisers, The Bangles, Bang Mustang, Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen, The Twang-O-Matics, our weekly trivia question and more!!


Intro music bed: The Beach Boys- "Catch A Wave"

Bang Mustang- "King Kahuna"

Satan's Pilgrims- "Short Sand Surf"

Deke Dickerson & The Trashmen- "White Lightnin'"

Twang-O-Matics- "Black Cat"

The Falcons- "Atomic Guitars"

The Kaisers- "Whatcha Say?"

Said The Ripper- "Live & Let Die"

The Beach Boys- "Little Deuce Coupe"

The Fantastic Baggy's- "Surfin' Craze"

Brian Wilson (with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin)- "Sail Away"

The Surfites- "Rainy Days In Space"

The Bananas- "Sunday Storm"

The Tornados- "Dreamin' On A Cloud"

The Plungers- "Thundercloud"

The Bangles- "Under A Cloud"

Dick Dale- "Third Stone From The Sun"

The Long Boards- "Requiem For Link"

The Martian Denny Orchestra- "On The Move"

Outro music bed: Eddie Angel- "Kawanga"

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