All posts tagged “70’s

#5 // THE FAB FOUR

If a picture paints a thousand words, then it should be possible to tell the story of this Lightning Bolt ad, circa 1972, in a thousand words or so. According to Sam George: “There were no Lightning Bolt Surfboard ads in the mags until they licensed […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 30

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (30th set) This week Highlight :: OFEGE – Try And Love  Type in African Psych in a web browser and the most common results that pop up have to do with Zamrock, a term thrown on bands from Zambia, […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 29

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (29th set) This week Highlight :: Steel Mill – Green Eyed God (1972) The first time I heard Steel Mill, I was in a car full of dirtbags on the way to Kern River. My friends iPod was plugged […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 28

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (28th set) Most people know JJ Cale as the guy who wrote the song “Cocaine” and if you’re reading this chances are that you may even have one or two of his records lying around. Roots music enthusiasts […]

#4 // PART 2 – THE SHORTBOARD RESONATIONS

Jock Sutherland described a Pipeline tube as “just like the Pope’s living room,” and Tom Curren described Gerry Lopez as “Like an archer pulling back and letting the arrow fly.” Something about surfing Pipeline makes a surfer eloquent and pithy. Out of the 1960s and […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 27

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (27th set) This Week Highlight ::Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles And Demos (1964-1967) A few years ago, when I first got turned on to Karen Dalton and Sibylle Baier, the other […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 26

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (26th set) This Week Highlight :: OPAL – Early Recordings (1989) There are parts of Los Angeles that assume an almost sinister glow after dark. I’m thinking of the curves of Stadium Way as you cruise through Elysian Park, […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 25

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (25th set) This Week Highlight :: West Coast Consortium – Looking Back (The Pye Anthology) & Mr. Umbrella Man (Demos 1967-1969) These two compilations of lo-fi singles and previously un-released demos are sadly some of the only evidence of […]

#4 // Part 1 – THE SHORTBOARD REVOLUTION

A Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt Pipeline gun circa 1975. From the collection of John Mazza. The Shortboard Revolution was bubbling through the first half of the 1960s, but at the 1966 World Contest at Ocean Beach, San Diego, David Nuuhiwa put his foot on the nose […]

FRIDAY :: FOUND SOUND # 24

Aloha and welcome back to Found Sound (24th set) This Week’s Highlight :: Bruce Langhorne – The Hired Hand (1971) Ridin’ on the heels of Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda set out on separate trails in the early 70’s. Hopper headed south into the Peruvian jungle to film The Last […]