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Blue Stingrays - Surf-N-Burn


Label:

Epitaph

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AEPT 86001
UPC: 045778600113
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


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180 Gram LP
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180-gram vinyl

Modern surf rock — Tom Petty's Heartbreakers band playing surf music for their own pleasure!

Here is a long out-of-print LP with a history shrouded in mystery. Dubbed the "holy grail of modern surf guitar albums," Surf-N-Burn by the Blue Stingrays was, according to some sources, a side project with a Tom Petty connection. Guitarist Mike Campbell, a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, co-wrote many of that band's hits with Petty, including "Refugee," "Here Comes My Girl," "You Got Lucky," and "Runnin' Down a Dream."

Supposedly, Campbell created a fictional 1950s surf-guitar band persona, akin to the Travenling Wilburys, with some of the other Heartbreakers, to play surf music for their own pleasure. The Blue Stingrays keep their identities secret and have never played a show.

"This record, perhaps their only release (though the liner notes claim they put out three other, impossible-to-find records in the '60s, which is probably as true as their claim of inventing surf music), is a pleasant, mellow stroll through Polynesia and beyond. Whoever these guys are, they can definitely play their instruments... There are several great songs here including their gorgeous, surfy take on the Goldfinger theme." — 4/5 stars, Adam Bregman, AllMusic

 

 



Side A
1. Monsoon
2. Echo Park
3. Goldfinger
4. Brave New World
5. Russian Roulette
6. Moon Over Catalina
7. Malibu Babylon

Side B
1. Blue Venus
2. Land of the Unknown
3. Surfer's Life
4. Stingray Stomp
5. Zuma Sunset
6. Ju Ju Beads
7. Green Sea
8. Super Hero

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