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'Surf Drums'

Date: c 1963
Overall: 313 x 314 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Record cover
Object No: 00015458
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Surf music was popular in the United States from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. First known as the Surfmen, The Lively Ones were a five-member instrumental surf rock band who played live around California and Arizona during the 1960s. This record cover for their second album 'Surf Drums' was produced in the United States in 1963. The album was recorded by De-Fi records in Hollywood California.
    SignificanceThe design of the album cover, featuring a classic photograph of a surfer in action, is representative of promotional material used by bands who identified themselves with surf culture.
    HistorySurf music was an extension of 1950s Rockabilly and Rhythm and Blues compositions, and was largely introduced by musicians that were not themselves involved in America's popular surf culture. Beginning with instrumental compositions, surf music later incorporated vocal harmonies. In their lyrics, vocal groups like the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean attempted to capture the essence of being a teenager and living in Southern California. Slightly behind developments in the United States, surf music reached Australia in 1962. The genre took hold in the form of a dance style known as The Stomp. Though there were unique elements in Australian surf music, much of it was influenced by the Californian scene.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: RECORD COVER OF "SURF DRUMS"

    Web title: 'Surf Drums'

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