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Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake - Modern Surf Classics album

Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake - Modern Surf Classics album Performer: Swami John Reis
Title: Modern Surf Classics
Style: Surf
Date of release: 2015
Country: US
Size MP3: 1637 mb
Size FLAC: 1185 mb
Rating: 4.5

Spine and inner sleeve reads "Swami John Reis and the Blind Shake". Mastering lab and engineer derived from runout stamps.

Modern Surf Classics. And the Blind Shake turned out to be an inspired choice to back up Reis on these sessions; guitarists Jim and Mike Blaha and drummer Dave Roper clearly have an affinity for classic surf, and like Reis they approach this with plenty of strength and tenacity, as well as an equally important sense of when to lay back and when to hit fifth.

04 - Kooks On The Face. 06 - Poseidon's Tears. 09 - The Lonley Sea Sweeper.

John Reis, revered member of such legendary bands as Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes, and Drive Like Jehu, has teamed with Minnesota's the Blind Shake to release such an album, and while it certainly won’t return surf rock back to its glory days, Modern Surf Classics is a fine collection of 13 surfy songs that run the gamut. of the genre which, it turns out, is a surprisingly versatile gamut after all. Sounding like the tripped-out soundtrack to a 60’s surf movie, Reis injects a bit of Hot Snakes-like dissonance to the sound, lending the album a darker, more modern twist.

Shop Modern Surf Classics. Death by kowabunga bunga! Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake pay tribute to the classic surf and rock n roll instrumentals of the 1960s and update the genre for today s more extreme, modern surfer. Thirteen original modern surf compositions create this tidal wave of booming tom toms, skronking saxophones and a chaotic surge of guitars. Let this south swell topple you, and may you be pinned in its undertow of reverb.

Some surf rock from the legendary Rocket from the Crypt frontman to make the bitter winter go down easier. Earlier this week, we talked to the legendary Swami John Reis (he of Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and duh, dude, it’s John Reis) about his new surf project, Modern Surf Classics, which he is releasing with The Bad Shake later this month.

Swami John Reis, The Blind Shake 03-02-2015. Toplam süre:35 min. 01. Sea Saw. Swami John Reis. Modern Surf Classics. 04. Kooks on the Face. 06. Poseidon's Tears.

Home Psychedelic/Garage Rock . Swami US. Swami John Reis/THE Blind Shake. Format: LP + MP3 download code Cat: SWA 144LP Released: 03 Feb 15 Genre: Psych/Garage Rock.

The majority of Modern Surf Classics was written by Reis, but the Blind Shake had a lot of input, including penning the jittery wave-burning opener "Sea Saw," which sets the tone for the 13-song record's wild ride. I don't think wanted it to be a perfect representation of a surf band," Jim says

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Sea Saw
Written-By – Swami John Reis*, The Blind Shake
2 Dune Rider
3 Brown Room
4 Kooks On The Face
5 Dry Suit
6 Poseidon's Tears
7 Beach Leech
8 Zulu As Kono
Written-By – Swami John Reis*, The Blind Shake
9 The Lonely Sea Sweeper
10 Wet Greek
11 Hang 11
12 Over The Falls
13 Sets Of Fire

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Audio Design
  • Recorded At – City Of Refuge


  • Artwork By, Design – Ben Goetting
  • Mixed By – Ben Moore, Swami*, Tommy Garcia
  • Producer – Swami John Reis*
  • Recorded By – Ben Moore
  • Written-By – Swami John Reis*


Recorded January 2013

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 655035214429

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SWA144 Swami John Reis* & The Blind Shake Swami John Reis* & The Blind Shake - Modern Surf Classics ‎(LP, Album) Swami Records SWA144 US 2015