Originally published in June 2004
SCANNED PDF DOCUMENT - 504 PAGES
Here in one cohesive form is a detailed look at the phenomenon of AUSTRALIAN SURF MUSIC, an all-encompassing musical genre that reflects the Australian fascination with and love of the beach and its associated lifestyle.
Divided into TWO PARTS - “THE FIRST WAVE” and “THE SECOND WAVE” - detailing the respective eras of 1963-1965 and 1966-2003 respectively, WALTZING THE PLANK presents all the facts and trivia in a variety of separate sections that not only cover LP, 45rppm, CD, video and DVD releases, but a detailed look at the musical genre itself and the recording artists (and associated personnel) responsible for producing and promulgating the concept of AUSTRALIAN SURF MUSIC.
Also included is a comprehensive documentation of the “STOMP” dance craze, SURFING FILMS and their homegrown soundtracks; the 100% MAMBO BATTLE OF THE SURF BANDS and glossaries of the surfing vernacular, including specific indigenous terms.
Includes 24 PAGES OF FULL COLOUR, 52 PAGES OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS and an extensive and thorough INDEX.