Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Apotheosis Now

Well, this is beyond remarkable -- a video celebrating the greatest surf song of them all. The absolute highest achievement of the genre. The ne plus ultra, the Michelle ma belle, if you will, of the California Sound.

Ladies and gentlemen, from 1964 it's "The Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association."

Apparently, there's a Jan and Dean tribute album/project that I either missed or is in the works. I'll see if I can find the details...

Postscript: Okay, there's a lot more going on with this than I realized (for starters, the music above is apparently a remake from said tribute project, which is amazing in itself).

You can get the lowdown on this long overdue piece of cultural/historical revisionism here. Frankly, I'm speechless.