Saturday, June 26, 2010

Surfin' Lungs

Surfin' Lungs, Mercatino AmericanoMy knowledge of surf music doesn't go much beyond the Beach Boys, so I almost stumbled on the first night of the Surfer Joe Music Summer Festival at the “Mercatino Americano”.Surfin' Lungs, Mercatino AmericanoA very good British band called Surfin' Lungs was playing beach tunes from the 60's and I am quite ashamed that I didn't know most of them.Surfin' Lungs, Mercatino AmericanoThe festival goes on for three more days at the Otto e Mezzo Studios with many more bands and a display of “Americana”, mostly vintage cars.

Surfin' Lungs - The Godfather
Surfin' Lungs - Girls Go Wild

16 comments:

Kate said...

This looks like it's going to be a jammin' music festival. Hope you can post more photos.

Dina said...

"Americana" in Livorno. OK . . .

So it's called surf music? Well then you already know more than I do, and I grew up in America in those 60s.
Thanks for the musical pictures.

joo said...

It must be fun to listen to them - OK, I haven't even known that ther's something like surf music:)
Have a nice weekend!

propostestefano said...

il cantante è un vero tipo da spiaggia.... ma di luppolo

brattcat said...

It is definitely the time of year for outdoor concerts. I stumbled upon one playing songs from the American songbook on my way to a classical concert last night. Two treats in one evening.

VP said...

@ Stefano - Era l'unico che beveva acqua, almeno in pubblico...

cieldequimper said...

What's this about drinking water, at least in public??!!

I love the Beach Boys and my knowledge didn't go further than yours until now!

Leif Hagen said...

It must have been a big surprise to find those "surfer dude" musicians indeed! fun!

Small City Scenes said...

Good fun!! I guess all I remember about 'surfin' is the Beach Boys too. But then again I was never into the surfing scene.
So did you stay and listen and watch and take more pictures? MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Well, possibly I wouldn't know much of the repertoire (except for Beach Boys too) but I'd really appreciate to attend...
God bless you!
Cezar

tapirgal said...

I grew up on surf music in Southern California in the 60s, and I still love it. I think the band doesn't have to be very good in this genre to be enjoyable, but it's hard to tell from the YouTube video if they are good or not. They have stretched the repertoire with "The Godfather," and it sounded quite fun.

Kaori said...

Beach Boys, I know...but that's about it for me, too! Although I do like their version of The Godfather ;D

Jacob said...

Nothing to be ashamed of...I don't know 'em either!

Looks like this could be a lot of fun, though. Hope you were wearing earplugs!

We're heading to Jacksonville for a friend's wedding this afternoon, so I have a feeling we'll be out of pocket for a day or so...I'll try to post and comment, but...

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures VP. Hopefully you enjoyed it.

JM said...

I believe some of them are as old as the Beach Boys! :-)

Steffe said...

As like you I only know about the Beach Boys. Lots of bands like this over here as well. Nice to hear some old songs every now and then. And even better live!